Congratulations to all the winners from last night’s Pride in Handsworth awards (listed below)
The Pride in Handsworth Awards is an opportunity for various groups, individuals and members of the community to get recognition for their contribution to Handsworth.
These awards are designed to let you have the opportunity to nominate people and groups you think have contributed in various ways to the community.
The winners were:
- Young Person of the Year – Diani Walker
This is for someone under 21 who has either, achieved great things in sport, represented their school, is involved in volunteer work, or achieved distinction in some other field.
- Active Citizen Award – Sarandip Singh Patel
The aim of this award is to recognise active citizenship by young people. Judges will be look for brilliant young citizens who are working for the benefit of their schools, community,country and world.
- The Safer Community Award – Tony Cope
Nominees can include individuals or teams working in community support roles (such as PCSO's or parish and street wardens) or members of the public or groups who have acted to tackle crime, disorder or anti social behavior.
- Adult of the Year – Usha Khera
Someone over the age of 21 who still strives and continues to achieve great things at work, in their profession, in the field of sport, or a hobby or pastime.
- Golden Citizen Award – Selwyn Clarke
The aim of this award is to recognise active citizenship by older people. Judges will be looking for an older person over 60 year old who has worked or
made an outstanding contribution for the benefit of their local, community, country and world
- Hands on Handsworth Environment Award – Sonia Hymen
For an individual or group whose efforts have significantly improved their community's environment. Judges will be looking for a positive impact, for
example by litter picking, enhancing an area or reducing our carbon footprint.
- Hands on Handsworth Green Business & Service Award – Uplands Allotments
For a business or local service whose efforts have significantly improved their community's environment. Judges will be looking for a positive impact, for
example by litter picking, enhancing an area or reducing our carbon footprint, recycling scheme, allotment scheme, community garden, cycle to work or school.
- Living in Faith Award – Olive Branch Community Centre
We have many different faiths in Handsworth. This award is for an individual or group who have working positively in the community. For example, a multi-faith initiative or a singular faith, offering a service to the community as a whole.
- Be Healthy Award – Mashriq Challenge Resource Centre (MCRC)
This is award is for an individual, group or organisation that has made a positive contribution towards improving the health of residents and the local community (include physical health, disability and mental health).
- Services to Community Award – Lincoln Moses
This award will be presented in recognition of the efforts of an individual, an unsung hero in our midst, who devotes their spare time to working within the
community on behalf of others. This could be someone who established a local sports club; a local fund raising scene; or someone who goes out of their way to
- Business Award – Beverlie Weston
This award is for an individual person or local business that has shown innovation and/or made a significant contribution to the local business economy.
- Arts & Culture award – Handsworth Historical Society
This award is for an individual or group that have dedicated time to a project which demonstrates originality, shows purpose within the community and has had a positive impact in their area.