Lambeth Community Awards shortlist announced

13 August, 2014

Written by: Communications team

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The final shortlist has been announced for the Lambeth Community Awards – recognising some of the most selfless and hard-working people in our borough.

When will we find out the results?

Nominations are spread between eight different categories and all those shortlisted have been nominated by other members of the community. Community gardeners, youth workers, entrepreneurs, mentors and street pastors are amongst those shortlisted for the awards.

The winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony at Lambeth Town Hall on 11 September. Look out for the winners here on 12 September. Congratulations to everyone on the shortlist!

Feedback from shortlisted nominees

Included in the ‘Making Lambeth Safer’ award shortlist is Clare Jones who works as an outreach volunteer for Spires Streetlink, offering advice, support and friendship to marginalised members of society.

She said: “I feel so honoured to have been nominated. Spires is an incredible organisation to volunteer with – they are doing such important work and I am very lucky to be a small part of that.

“I volunteer with them on a Monday night shift, which means I can fit it around my full-time work – it’s something that is so important to me and has completely changed how I see the area in which I live.

“Volunteering is both exhausting and amazing; I am so pleased to have been nominated because I hope it can raise awareness around Spires and the work they do with vulnerable women in Lambeth.”

Other categories include ‘Bringing your neighbourhood together’, ‘Helping people into jobs and training’, ‘Cleaner and greener’, ‘Keeping Lambeth Healthy’, ‘Young Person’s award’, ‘Voluntary or community organisation’ and the ‘Lord Scarman award’ recognising a contribution to promoting equality in Lambeth.

James Gubb, Chief Executive of Streetscape, a gardening social enterprise offering apprenticeships to young people, has been shortlisted for the ‘Helping people into jobs and training category’.

He said: “Being nominated for the Lambeth Community Awards is a huge honour, not just for me, but more importantly for everyone at Streetscape who has worked so hard over the past 2-3 years to provide real opportunities for unemployed young people in the borough to realise their potential and move into and retain work, through the apprenticeships we offer.”

Ann Bodkin representing Incredible Edible at Lambeth Country Show

Ann Bodkin representing Incredible Edible at Lambeth Country Show

Ann Bodkin, from Incredible Edible Lambeth, said: “I am delighted to be nominated for the cleaner and greener award. This is for all the amazing Incredible Edible Lambeth growers, cookers and eaters who are playing their part to make healthy and sustainable food available locally in Lambeth.”

Jamal Rahman, from Norwood Community Group

Jamal Rahman in the centre, from Norwood Commuity Group

Jamal Rahman, from Norwood Community Group, said: “We are honoured to have been nominated for a Lambeth Community award, this acknowledgement means a lot to us, we feel really appreciated. ‘Building bridges and serving our community’ has always been our motto. Thank you, to all of those people who nominated us.”

Full shortlist by category

1. Bringing your neighbourhood together award

David Lackey

Anthony Ellis

Malika Belarabi

2. Making Lambeth safer community award 

Yusuf M Kamara

Edith Lewis

Clare Jones

3. Helping people into jobs and training community award 

James Gubb

Jeanette Pritchard

Caroline Burghard

4. Cleaner and greener community award

Mavis Horscroft

Fay Whiting

Ann Bodkin

5. Keeping Lambeth healthy community award

Anna Roads

Adrian Martin

Mark Reigate

6. Young person’s community award 

Jay Cook

7. Lord Scarman award

Caroline Knapp

David Dandridge

Steadman Scott

8. Voluntary or community organisation of the year award

Brockwell Park Community Partners

Joy of Sound

Norwood Community Group Services

Staying in touch

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2 Thoughts on “Lambeth Community Awards shortlist announced

  1. Joy Hackett says:

    What a great short list of those who seek to serve their community by tireless efforts to bring community members in closer harmony with each other. Such an example is David Dandridge, our neighbour who has worked hard to inspire a sense of community by developing and encouraging the creation of raised flower beds growing vegetables and flowers which has caused many to stop, chat and comment on how lovely these are. He has striven hard to discourage unsightly rubbish and fly-tipping and in their place to encourage the growth of enhancing gardens. He has also tended them and done most of the watering during the dry weather. Taking time to chat to many who stop and comment on the gardens, including children who have planted their own pumpkins etc. has broken many social barriers and created warmth and friendship in our community. Well done David!

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