Community Heroes at the Heart of Tendring have been nominated in their droves by local residents.
Tendring District Council (TDC) Chairman Dan Land launched the scheme in late November as a way of finding and recognising people who have supported others during the Covid-19 pandemic – helping to keep communities together.
More than 20 groups and individuals have so far been put forward for recognition, ranging from healthcare workers to volunteers to pre-school children and staff.
Those nominated appear in the Roll of Honour on the TDC website (www.tendringdc.gov.uk/community/heroes-heart-tendring) and receive a letter from Councillor Land.
A link to the nominations form can also be found on the webpage.
Councillor Land said he had been humbled by the nominations put forward so far – and was keen to find more.
“I have been bowled over by some of the stories I’ve heard of what people have been doing to support others during this very difficult year,” he added.
“But it is no surprise, because I know just what great community spirit we have here – and that is why I want to recognise people in this way.
“So please keep your nominations coming in, and give someone that public recognition they deserve.”
For those unable to nominate online, you can also write to Chairman, Tendring District Council, Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea, CO15 1SE, including your contact details.
Heroes at the Heart of Tendring will run instead of the usual annual Pride of Tendring Awards in February 2021.