DO YOU know someone who has gone above and beyond for their community?

If so, you could nominated them for an award.

The search is on for more community heroes as the chairman of Somerset County Council calls for nominations for his annual Community Awards.

Every year the chairman presents awards to deserving people who have made an outstanding contribution to their community.

Current chairman, councillor Nigel Taylor, is asking the public to come forward with their suggestions.

From heroic cave divers to community stalwarts and tireless fund raisers, last year’s awards recognised the efforts of a wide range of people and Cllr Taylor wants this year’s crop to be just as diverse and inspiring.

He said: “Somerset is full of fantastic communities made up of remarkable individuals doing great things – sometimes to wide acclaim, sometimes going unnoticed.

“This is an opportunity for the County Council to do its bit to recognise them for the difference they make and I’d like to hear about as many potential award-winners as possible from across the county”.

Nominations can be made by completing an online form and must be submitted by 5pm on Tuesday, May 7.

Successful nominees and their nominators will be contacted in the week beginning Monday, May 20, and the award ceremony will be held on Thursday, July 4 2019.

If you have any questions or would like a paper copy of the nomination form email or telephone 01823 356859.

To nominate someone, visit