Friday, June 15, 2018


Brigg has its annual Joseph J. Magrath OBE award for Public Voluntary Service, the current holder of the trophy being Jean Neall, pictured above.
However, North Lincolnshire Council holds its own event to reward public-spirited people across the district.
People in Brigg and district may now be nominated....

Nominate your Community Champion


Nominations are open for the next Community Champion Awards at The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe on Thursday 22 November 2018.
You can nominate now online at Alternatively you can contact the business and integration team on 01724 297270 or emailing for a nomination form.
Do you know an individual or group that deserves an award:

  • For the time they have dedicated to volunteering?
  • For their contribution to the health and wellbeing of the community?
  • To recognise their personal achievements in overcoming barriers or excelling in a sport or the arts?
  • For their work in the local community?
  • For being a true inspiration to others?
Make sure they get the recognition they deserve and nominate them for a 2018 Community Champion Award. There are 23 awards you can nominate people for:

Volunteer category
Young Volunteer of the Year
Adult Male Volunteer of the Year
Adult Female Volunteer of the Year

Achievement category
Anti-Bullying Champion
Personal Courage
Sports Achiever of the Year
Young Sports Achiever of the Year
Young Arts Heritage Achiever of the Year
Adult Arts Heritage of the Year
Outstanding Achievement Young
Outstanding Achievement Adult

Community category
Community Champion of the Year
Outstanding Contribution to a Safer Community
Outstanding Contribution to a Learning Community
Outstanding Contribution to a Stronger Community
Community Contribution to Crime Reduction
Community Project of the Year
Community Sports Team of the Year

Inspiration category
Young Carer of the Year
Adult Carer of the Year
Services to School Governance
Act of Bravery Award
Lifetime Achievement

This year, there are four new sponsors for the awards. 
Britcon UK Ltd – Headline sponsor
Road Traffic Solutions
National Online Safety
Know Media

Not new for this year, but a new headline sponsor,  is Paul Fox Estate Agents.

Cllr John Briggs, Mayor of North Lincolnshire. said:  "I am delighted by the level of support from local businesses with many new ones on board this year. I’d like to welcome Britcon, Road Traffic Solutions, Know Media and National Online Safety to the Community Champion Awards family. They join sponsors that have been with us since the beginning. Without the support of our sponsors the Community Champion Awards wouldn't be the success it is today so I would like to say a big thank you to each and every one of them.
“If you know an individual or group that deserves a Community Champion Award, make sure you nominate them. Whether it is a personal achievement, inspiration to others, the work they have done in their community or volunteering their services for a good cause, we want to hear from you.
“We are always blown away by the courage, selflessness and determination shown by all nominees. It is truly amazing to be able to hear all the great stories of people in North Lincolnshire every year.”
Winners receive a trophy and certificate, and runners-up receive a certificate.
Since the council’s Community Champion Awards started nearly seven years ago over 130 awards have been given out.
The closing date for nominations is 30 September 2018. For more details about the Community Champion Awards, visit
Dawn Adams Da Costa, winner of Services to School Governance Award 2017, said: “I was born in North Lincolnshire and I think it’s a fabulous place to be and to live. To be able to do this and publicly celebrate what people are doing, I just think is fabulous.”
Mike L’Angellier and Jim Cassidy, winners of Adult Male Volunteer Award 2017, said: “A couple of old gardeners didn’t expect to win something like this. The other people in the nomination sounded far more deserving.”
Scunthorpe and Glanford Canoe Club, winner of Community Sports Team of the Year 2017 said:  “It’s not about coming first I think it’s about being put forward. If the outcome was second, we would have been as happy as we are now.”
Rowan Tierney, winner of Young Carer of the Year Award 2017,  said:  “It’s really impressive and inspirational. The amount of good that people do in the community that you don’t even hear about all the time. So it’s quite nice for a night like this where they do have a moment where they can be appreciated.”

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