There’s just a few days left for people to choose the winner of a prestigious award from the Mayor of Dudley.
The Mayor’s Award nominees are facing an online vote to determine the winner as part of the Mayor’s Civic Awards, in association with A1 Rentals and Pro-tech Pavers.
Voting closes on March 7.
Mayor, Councillor Mohammed Hanif, has chosen four groups who have stood out to him during his Mayoral year, and the public can now go online to vote for the one they feel most deserves the award. The winner of the Mayor’s award will be the one with the most votes and announced at the Mayor’s charity ball later this month.
The nominees are:
· Rose Cook, a film-maker and ambassador for Black Country tourism who has produced a documentary and charity events celebrating the life of Duncan Edwards.
· Keith Stroyde, who runs an internet café and support group for people in need in Lye.
· The Diyya Project, which provides help and support to tackle isolation amongst women and teenage girls in the borough’s Muslim community.
· Shaz Saleem, a Dudley charity fundraiser and chairman of the Dudley Private Hire & Taxis Association.
Councillor Mohammed Hanif, Mayor of Dudley, said:
“I have met some incredible people in my duties as Mayor of Dudley and it was very difficult selecting just four for the Mayor’s award. I am delighted to be able to share the opportunity to celebrate the work they do in this borough through the Mayor’s Civic Awards, but it is up to the people who eventually wins the award. I urge you to go and vote for the one you feel most deserves the Mayor’s Award.”
Nominations for the other six categories are now closed and the winners will be chosen by a judging panel over the next few weeks.
They are the Duncan Edwards award for sport, sponsored by Nordic Timber Buildings, the Cedric Hardwicke award for arts, sponsored by GMB Union, the Frank Foley award for community spirit, sponsored by Cushillo Personnel, the Thomas Attwood award for education, sponsored by The School Travel Company, the Mike Holder award for business, sponsored by Dudley College and the William Shenstone award for environment, sponsored by Jessup Brothers.
The winners and runners-up will be presented with their prize, which is a bespoke piece of glass designed by local glass artist Allister Malcolm and a certificate by the Mayor of Dudley, at the Mayor’s Ball and Civic Awards at the Copthorne Hotel, Brierley Hill on March 24.
The annual ball raises thousands of pounds for the Mayor’s chosen charities each year and award winners will have the chance to celebrate their achievements with distinguished guests.
People can buy tickets online at www.mayorofdudley.org.uk/the-evening
People can vote on line by visiting www.mayorofdudley.org.uk/the-mayors-award