Our “dedicated and inspiring young people” deserve recognition, urges Colnbrook’s Madhu Bedhi as nominations for Slough Youth Awards open

Colnbrook-based Cllr Madhuri Bedi, cabinet member for children, education and families, has spoken of being “continually inspired” by young people in Slough as nominations open for the 2017 Slough Youth Awards.

Nominations open on 5th June 2017 and should focus on a project or achievement that occurred in the year to  September 2017.

Nominations open on 5th June 2017 and should focus on a project or achievement that occurred in the year to September 2017.

Do you know a young person in Slough whose contribution to the community inspires you and deserves recognition? Now’s the time to speak up.

The Slough Youth Awards are returning to The Curve on Thursday 2 November to celebrate and recognise the massive contributions young people make to the Slough community.

Nominations opened on Monday 5 June for young people aged 11-19 (up to 25 with learning difficulties or disabilities) who live in Slough. Groups can also be nominated.

Young people can be nominated in one of six categories: young artist, young environmentalist, young inspiration, young entrepreneur, young sportsperson and Slough Council for Voluntary Service (SCVS) young volunteer of the year.

Councillor Madhuri Bedi, cabinet member for children, education and families, said:

I am privileged to encounter dedicated and inspiring young people on a daily basis who are committed to making Slough a better place.

“The Slough Youth Awards are the perfect way to recognise their wonderful and varied contributions to the community.

“I am continually inspired by our young people and encourage everyone who feels the same to step forward and nominate a young person or group for an award; to make sure they receive the wider recognition their achievements deserve.”

The awards are supported by Slough Borough Council’s Young People’s Service, Slough Youth Parliament and Slough CVS and arose from the Youth Parliament’s manifesto commitment to raise the profile of young people in a positive way by celebrating their many achievements.

The Slough Youth Awards will also include performances showcasing the amazing talent of local young people.

To find out more or to nominate a young person, visit www.slough.gov.uk/SYA. Entry is free and the deadline for nominations is Wednesday 20 September at 5pm.

For general enquiries, please contact Giovanni Ferri on 01753 875 510 or email sloughforyouth@slough.gov.uk

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