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, 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, 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
2. Making Lambeth safer community award
Yusuf M Kamara
3. Helping people into jobs and training community award
4. Cleaner and greener community award
5. Keeping Lambeth healthy community award
6. Young person’s community award
7. Lord Scarman award
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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