Recognising Outstanding Community Service
Have you ever thought of nominating someone, so that their selfless work is recognised in the wider community.
Ampthill's Roll of Honour
Ampthill Town Council invites nominations every year to be considered for inclusion on the "Ampthill Roll of Honour". Nominees will be recognised for their outstanding contribution to the community of Ampthill, but will not be accepted if the candidate has been nominated solely for their political activities. Recommendations for admittance to the "Roll of Honour" should be supported by at least one other testimonial which should not be from a family member. Nomination forms will be available from the Town Council office at 66 Dunstable Street, and as much information as possible is to be included. Completed forms should be returned marked "Private and Confidential" to the Town Clerk. Up to a maximum of three awards may be given each year and will be presented at the annual Civic Service.
Should you wish to discuss the "Roll of Honour" before submitting a nomination please do not hesitate to contact the Town Clerk on 01525 404355.
The following are guidelines for nominations:
- A nominee is to be recognised for their outstanding contribution to the community of Ampthill;
- Up to a maximum of 3 nominations may be agreed for any one year;
- Nominations will not be accepted if the candidate has been nominated solely for their political activities;
- A recommendation for admittance to the Role of Honour should be supported by at least one other letter of recommendation which should not be from a family member;
- As much as information as possible supporting your nomination should be given to assist the Council in their deliberations - please use the reverse side of the nomination form and attach extra sheets to the form if necessary.
CBE, MBE or OBE
Do you know of someone who is deserving of a CBE, MBE or OBE? Well why not nominate them now!
In the United Kingdom, honours are awarded twice a year, in June and at the New Year; about 1,500 awards each time. Most are made in the Order of the British Empire with some 15% at the highest levels (CBE and above). By far the largest number of awards goes to those providing services to their local communities, mainly volunteers. Individuals may be nominated for an honour by anyone, and we encourage neighbours, work colleagues etc to put forward those they admire for their achievements. (Self-nominations are rare, and will not succeed without independent validation.) Nominations must be made on the form designed for this purpose. Recipients are invited to attend an Investiture at Buckingham Palace or other regional locations to receive their award from The Queen or other senior members of the Royal Family.
Making a nomination could not be easier, with further information and nomination forms available from:
Candidates may be nominated by anyone - neighbours, colleagues, friends put forward those whose achievements they admire. Nominees do not always get through at a first attempt. They may fail at the first hurdle if their achievements are not clear, or simply are listed as positions held over the years. Even if that does not apply it sometimes takes more than one round for an individual to be successful.
You may not know everything that is necessary for a citation form. It is reasonable to ask other people for additional information about the candidate. However all enquiries should be made in strict confidence - do not consult the nominee.