Six Town Housing has launched its fifth Community Stars Awards to find the unsung heroes of its communities across Bury. The awards will recognise residents who have gone out of their way to improve the lives of others living in their communities – from brightening up their garden to helping make their community a better place to live.

Six Town, who manage social housing stock on behalf of Bury Council, is hosting their Star Awards in March 2016 and they are calling on you to get nominating. The awards, which will take place at the Elizabethan Suite at Bury Town Hall, are a chance to recognise those who live, work or volunteer within a Six Town Housing managed property or within the communities on these estates.

Chief Executive of Six Town Housing, Sharon McCambridge said, “This is your the chance to show the unsung heroes in your community how much you appreciate them.”

The last Awards, which took place in 2014, received 110 separate nominations across eight categories, with 62 being for different individuals. 190 people attended the awards in 2014 to support nominated neighbours and community members.

This year’s categories are Best Community Project, Good Neighbour Award, Best Green / Environmental Initiative, Connecting Communities, Retirement Living Award, Young Rising Star, Inspirational Individual, Volunteer of the Year and a Changing Lifestyle Recognition Award for women arranged by I Will If You Will.

A number of Six Town Housing’s contractors and local businesses are sponsoring the event; Emanuel Whittaker, Procure Plus, BAAS, Caseys, Ainsworth & Parkinson, I Will If You Will, Poole Dick, Saffer Poole, JDA architects and Greater Manchester Police.

The deadline for nominations is Friday 19th February 2016. For full details on how to nominate and to view the Community Stars Awards criteria, please visit www.sixtownhousing.org/communitystar or call 0161 686 8000 to arrange for a nomination form to be sent to you.

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