Wakefield Council Pride Awards 2014 – make your nomination

​Date: 17/06/2014
Ref: PR 4594

Wakefield Council is asking residents to recognise the work of Council employees by nominating them in the annual Council awards.

The Pride Awards – funded entirely by sponsorship – take place in September. The People's Choice Award is chosen by the citizens of the district, giving residents the chance to thank their favourite Council workers who have gone the extra mile.

Five of the categories, including Best Team and Employee of the Year, are nominated and chosen by Council staff.

Wakefield Council's Chief Executive, Joanne Roney OBE said: "We hold the Pride Awards each year to recognise and reward our dedicated employees who go the extra mile when performing their everyday tasks.

"If you know an employee or team who has made an outstanding contribution to your community or who has helped you resolve any query or problem in a helpful, sympathetic and understanding way that really made a difference, then we would love to hear from you."

Any Council worker or team can be nominated but they do have to be on the paid staff of the Council and unfortunately cannot be a volunteer.

There are various ways to make a nomination for the People's Choice Award:
• Complete the online nomination form at www.wakefield.gov.uk/prideawards
• Download the Word version of the nomination form found on the same page to email back or print off and send to the address below
• Write to us at Pride Awards, FREEPOST NEA5394, Room 203, County Hall, Bond Street, Wakefield, WF1 2BR (please include your name and contact details)
• Fill in a nomination form in one of the Council customer services points – e.g. libraries, sports centres, museums.

The deadline for nominations is Friday July 4, 2014.

A panel made up of citizens of the district will draw up a shortlist in July, and then residents will be able to vote for the winner. Information about how to vote will be issued nearer the time.

The winner will be announced at the award ceremony on Friday September 12 at the Cedar Court Hotel. The Pride Awards is solely funded by sponsorship from organisations and partners and covers all the costs of the event.

For more information call 0845 8 506 506 or email prideawards@wakefield.gov.uk