Volunteers are often at the centre of our communities and the last few years have shown us the importance of their work.
That is why the Somerset Prepared partnership is launching its Community Resilience Award 2023 at the end of Volunteers Week (1 – 7 June).
These awards recognise people or groups who have gone above and beyond to help their community be better able to deal with emergencies.
Nominations for these awards are now open at Somerset Prepared: Community Resilience Award 2023 (office.com) and close on 7th September 2023.
The Awards will be a key element of the annual Somerset Prepared Community Day, which will be held at Wincanton Racecourse on Thursday, October 5th. The partners welcome local people to celebrate Somerset’s community emergency volunteers, with workshops, presentations, and equipment demonstrations. Places are free and can be booked at Somerset Prepared Community Resilience Event 2023 Tickets
As well as learning about how to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies, this event will give the opportunity to connect with emergency services, community organisations, voluntary groups and other like-minded individuals.
Cllr Federica Smith-Roberts, Lead Member for Communities said:
“We owe a huge debt of gratitude to volunteers who support Somerset Prepared and their communities in emergency situations. I would like to thank them on behalf of Somerset Council and our partners and encourage groups or individuals to enter the awards.“