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Nominate now for the Hackney Homes Active Residents Awards

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Hackney Homes is calling on residents to nominate people and projects who make a difference in the community for the annual Active Residents Awards.Running for nine years, the awards acknowledge the achievements made by individuals and community groups across Hackney Homes estates and street properties.

New categories for this year include Tenant Management Organisation (TMO) Resident Involvement Award, recognising the work that TMOs do to involve residents; and Tenant and Resident Association (TRA) of the Year, identifying TRAs that make a difference to the lives of residents, providing support and activities that help to bring the community together.

Shade Ajigbeda, previous Resident of the Year winner for her involvement with young people in the community, said: “I was honoured and humbled to win. It’s not where you live it’s how you live. We need to keep improving our community to help the next generation.”

Cllr Philip Glanville, Cabinet Member for Housing
It is always a pleasure to hear about the incredible work done by our residents. These awards are a great way to recognise those unsung heroes who do so much for those around them and who make Hackney such a great place to live.
Cllr Philip Glanville, Cabinet Member for Housing

Additional categories include:

Resident of the Year
This award recognises an individual who has helped make Hackney a better place to live and goes the extra mile to help others. They have introduced a forum or an initiative or done something unusual or special for their community.

Community Project of the Year
Recognises the hard work that goes into community projects and the residents that make them happen.

Young Resident of the Year (under 25)
This award recognises a young person who has made a positive impact in their neighbourhood and is a role model to others.

Ron Devoti Award for Long Service to Hackney
This category is in honour of the late Ron Devoti, a well-known and respected resident. The award will recognise residents who have dedicated many years to improving the community in which they live.

To nominate, visit: www.hackneyhomes.org.uk; complete a form in your local neighbourhood office; or call: 020 8356 7845.

All shortlisted residents will be invited to a special awards ceremony, where the winners will be announced. The deadline for nominations is Friday 8 January 2016.