New community champion awards

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A new award scheme aimed at celebrating community champions on Arran and across all of North Ayrshire’s six localities has been announced by North Ayrshire Provost Ian Clarkson.

The Provost Recognition Awards will take place in May 2020 and will recognise inspiring and influential groups or individuals who have made a difference in their localities.

These awards are a variation on the Provost’s Civic Pride Awards, which have been running for the last nine years, and aim to get into the very heart of communities.

Nominations will open on Valentine’s Day 2020 and awards ceremonies will take place on Arran as well as in Irvine, Kilwinning, North Coast and Cumbrae, Garnock Valley and the Three Towns next May.

Provost Clarkson said: ‘I am absolutely delighted to be launching the Recognition Awards. I have loved being involved in the Civic Pride Awards – they have been hugely successful. But I felt we needed to try and get right into our localities to find even more gems within our communities.

‘The new format will see award events aligned with our locality partnerships which will see more local people rewarded for the excellent work they carry out

‘The partnerships will be involved in the shortleeting process and we hope lots of local people get involved and nominate the people or groups who make a difference to them, their families or just the community in general.’

The Award categories will be: community group of the year, citizen of the year, young citizen of the year and a special achievement award.

The Provost Recognition Awards will take place on Saturday May 23 at Arran High School from 11am to 1pm.


North Ayrshire Council Provost Ian Clarkson. No_B40provost01