About the Civic Awards

Ashford Borough Council is hosting a Civic Awards ceremony to find out who today’s community ‘heroes and heroines’ are, and to recognise and honour those people who have contributed substantially to their community and who enrich the lives of others within the borough.

Do you know someone whose actions have made a truly positive impact on a family in the community a community, or to the borough as a whole? If so, nominate them and they could be heralded at the Ashford Borough Council Civic Awards in July 2018.

We are looking for people who show caring and devotion for others; people who are shining examples of community spirit, giving selflessly of their time and their talents to support and help individuals within communities.

How do I make a nomination?

Nominations for the Civic Awards have now closed. All further entries at this point will not be considered.


Who is eligible?

Anyone aged 16 or over, who is either a resident or who serves Ashford’s communities but lives outside the borough can be nominated.

Those hardworking and dedicated individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service in the community, or who have made significant achievements or have acted as role models for the residents of Ashford.


Top tips for submitting a nomination

  • Each person nominating may only nominate one person but nominees may receive more than one nomination.
  • Completed nomination forms must be submitted with letters of support
  • There must be a minimum of two and a maximum of six letters of support
  • Only one nomination can be accepted from an individual, although nominees may receive more than one nomination
  • Anyone aged 16 or over, who is either a resident or who serves Ashford’s communities but lives outside the borough, can be nominated.
  • There are no separate, individual or group categories for nominations and every nomination will be judged on its merits.

Download the full Civic Awards Guidance Notes

Specific eligibility criteria

The activities of nominees must positively impact or reflect well on the Borough of Ashford, whether or not they are residents of the Borough

Recipients will, in the main, be individuals but group recognition will be considered.

Local authority employees may only be considered for achievements in the community that are external to their current job activities.

Who is supporting the event?

The Civic Awards are sponsored by local companies, as well as Ashford Borough Council working together with the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce and reflecting the partnership approach, which delivers for the residents and the businesses of Ashford. 

The sponsors are: MJ Allen Castings & Machining, Peter Brett Associates, Chart Hills Resort, Facts & Figures Financial Planners, Hadlow College, HR GO Recruitment, ITL Group, Pillory Barn Creative, Quinn Estates, Red Alert, RIFT Group, Stanhope plc, and Wilkins Kennedy. Stanhope plc, and Wilkins Kennedy.

Civic Awards sponsors
Sponsors of the Civic Awards


If you have any questions, need help with your application form, or for more information, email civicawards@ashford.gov.uk