Nominations can be made until 5pm on 23 September 2022

Our Civic Awards aim to recognise Bingham residents, or groups who have done something exemplary which deserves to be recognised because of its benefit to the local community, or which is a good demonstration of high ideals, behaviour, great acts of kindness, dedication, or effort and achievement that bring credit upon the town of Bingham.

About the Civic Awards

The Civic Awards use an ‘open’ nomination scheme. This means that anyone can nominate a resident or group within Bingham for an award.

There are not separate categories of awards or set number of awards in any specific year. The criteria below are not prescriptive, but simply guidance to help identify possible reasons why a nominee should be put forward.

Young Person

A young person or group who have made a positive contribution to the local community or demonstrated exceptional community spirit and civic responsibility.

Excellence in fields, not normally awarded in other ways; acts of bravery, kindness in helping others, outstanding care for others or improving their community.

Lifetime Achievement

An individual who, over a long period has demonstrated exceptional commitment to the community and those who live, work or learn in Bingham. This could include volunteering, community work, helping neighbours or carrying out exceptional deeds spanning a lifetime.

Community Involvement

Individuals or groups based in Bingham who have made a positive contribution to the local community, people who make an extra effort to bring the community together or those who go out of their way to help others or a charity in their own time.

Those who make an outstanding contribution to the community; whether it’s popping in on a neighbour every day, organising or supporting community groups or events, or improving the locality for the benefit of everyone.


Those who have made a significant difference to the conservation and protection of Bingham and its surrounding area’s natural environment.

Those people who work to celebrate or protect the environment we live in.

Someone who champions recycling, is passionate about protecting and conserving the environment or who is involved with an environmental project in Bingham.

Art and Culture

Work in the arts in a voluntary or professional capacity for anyone who has made an outstanding contribution within Bingham.

Imaginative work in any of the arts, such as drama, dance, music literature, the visual arts and crafts including photography and/or demonstrated good practice in the organisation of arts, projects and events. The nominee may be the star of the show or who works behind the scenes, helping to make it happen.


Outstanding sporting endeavour, whether playing, organising or contributing to local sports development or coaching.

Someone who has overcome adversity such as illness or disability to achieve a personal goal.

Someone who has given their time to working behind the scenes in Bingham’s local sporting clubs and groups.

When can nominations be made?

Nominations are welcomed until the 23rd of September and nomination forms can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. Nomination forms are also available from the Town Hall or by sending a request via e-mail to

If you have difficulty in understanding the form, please do let us know.

When is the closing date for nominations for the Civic Awards?

Nominations can be made until 5pm on 23 September 2022

They can be sent by e-mail to
or posted to: Bingham Town Council, The Old Court House, Church Street, Bingham, NG13 8AL

How will the winners of the awards be decided?

Following the deadline date all the nominations will be passed to the Civic Awards Panel, who will draw up a shortlist of finalists and select the winners.

Who forms the Civic Awards Panel?

The Civic Awards Panel is chaired by the Mayor and includes Councillors from the Community and Environment Committee.

When will the winners be announced?

The winners of the Civic Awards will be announced in early 2023.

Important nomination information:

  • A separate form must be completed for each nomination.
  • Please ensure your applications are returned by 23 September 2022.
  • Bingham Council will collate information for the sole purpose of evaluating the nominations for the Civic Awards.
  • Information provided on the nomination form will only be disclosed to relevant council officers dealing with the Awards
    and members of the Civic Awards Panel.
  • The names of each winner and reasons for their nomination will be disclosed to the press and other media. You should note that applications for the Awards will be kept for a period of three years.
  • The Civic Awards Panel’s decision is final.