Nominations are open to find our unsung heroes in the local community

Published: Friday, 18th March 2016

The Lord Mayor of Oxford Councillor Rae Humberstone is inviting nominations for the Annual Certificate of Honour Awards.

This celebrates local people who do outstanding voluntary work delivering services in the community and to the people of Oxford.

We are asking members of the public to tell us about the unsung heroes within our local communities.  So many volunteers, hardworking individuals who regularly give up their time, go the extra mile for the sake of others and who go by unnoticed.  We hope that members of the public will take the time to nominate anyone they know who is inspirational and take the chance to say thank you by giving them the praise and recognition they deserve.

The Lord Mayor of Oxford, Councillor Rae Humberstone said:

"The nominations for the Certificate of Honour Awards highlight the many varied and, mostly, unseen services that these armies of volunteers provide for the common good of Oxford and its citizens.”

Nominees do not have to live in Oxford, but the service and support they provide must be carried out within the city over a substantial period of time. 

Nomination papers can be collected from the reception desk, Oxford Town Hall or by emailing

The closing date for nominations is 4pm on Friday 8 April 2016.

Completed nomination forms can be submitted by email to  or posted to Civic Office, 2nd Floor St Aldate’s Chambers, 109-113 St Aldate’s, Oxford, OX1 1DS.

All nominations will be considered by a panel of independent judges, the Lord Mayor of Oxford Councillor Rae Humberstone, Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, Tim Stevenson and Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action (OCVA), Chief Executive, Kathy Shaw.

The winners will be presented with their certificates at an awards ceremony hosted by the Lord Mayor of Oxford, at the Oxford Town Hall in May 2016.