Celebrating Rushcliffe Awards
The Celebrating Rushcliffe Awards is the annual community accolades championing residents, groups and community heroes in the Borough.
It celebrates the Borough’s wonderful volunteers, businesses, clubs, organisations, environmentalists, sports teams and athletes and the best of its health and wellbeing and food and drink sectors.
Nominations for the 2019 awards are set to be launched in August ahead of the November event.
In 2018, in conjunction with media partner West Bridgford Wire, the awards format relaunched combining the Council's previous community and sports awards into a glittering showcase of the Borough’s great and good at The Becket School in West Bridgford.
The 11 awards were capped by Lillian Burden receiving the Pride of Rushcliffe Award. The 80-year-old set up community group Just Friends eight years ago for people who are single and alone, widowed, divorced, separated or just lonely.
It now has over 50 members and extends company for those who need it most, including when ill in hospital or alone at Christmas.
Leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council Cllr Simon Robinson said: “It was a most special night for the Borough. I was bowled over by the communities, businesses, clubs and volunteers here, so many have stories to tell of the exceptional talent, hard work and determination where they make a difference.
“I think the awards have given people pride in their role in their communities and it gives us our identity as a Borough.”
All the winners and shortlisted nominees were announced and celebrated complete with a short film about their achievements and the lucky winners collected the award from the Mayor of Rushcliffe Cllr Mrs Maureen Stockwood.
The award winners and shortlisted nominees were:
- Business of the Year, sponsored by Handelsbanken. Winners: Champions UK
- Shortlisted: Purely Pet Supplies and Elsie’s Attic
- Food and Drink Establishment of the Year, sponsored by Rex Gooding. Winners: Café Piano
- Shortlisted: C.Brumpton Butchers and Alaturka
- Environmental Group or Project of the Year, sponsored by Streetwise. Winners: Wilwell Farm Working Party
- Shortlisted: Aslockton Environment Team and East Bridgford Wildlife Group
- Young Environmentalist of the Year sponsored by British Gypsum, part of the Saint Gobain group. Winner: Samuel Mark
- Shortlisted: Neve Taylor and Rushcliffe Wildlife Watch Group
- Health and Wellbeing Award, sponsored by The Botanist. Winners: Chestnut Avenue Super Kitchen
- Shortlisted: Forget Me Notts and Renew 37
- Sports Team of the Year, sponsored by Rushcliffe Borough Council. Winners: West Bridgfordians U13 Cricket Team
- Shortlisted: WJ14 Nottingham and Union Rowing Club Team and Boots Hockey Club Men’s 1st Team
- Sportsperson of the Year, sponsored by Lex Leisure. Winner: Maya Todd McIntyre
- Shortlisted: Jacob Clark and Rebeka Simon
- Shortlisted: Ava Harris and Ellie Winter and Joni Wildman
- Volunteer of the Year, sponsored by Specsavers. West Bridgford Winner: Neil Coles
- Shortlisted: Bill Logan and Marc Scott
- Community Group of the Year, sponsored by Rural Community Action Nottinghamshire (RCAN). Winners: Keyworth Cricket Club
- Shortlisted: East Leake Tidy Team and West Bridgford Guiding
- Pride of Rushcliffe Award sponsored by Proludic. Winner: Lillian Burden, creator Just Friends.Shortlisted: Paul Johnson, Radcliffe-on-Trent scouts, Jordan Phillips, Scout Leader and County Youth Commissioner and Geoff Hardy and Lisa Dickinson, Rushcliffe parkrun