We're on the hunt for people living in the borough who are passionate about where they live and voluntarily spend their time making their community cleaner, safer and greener.
Now in its 10th year, the Clean, Safe and Green Community Champion Awards shine a light on the many selfless individuals and community groups making Dacorum a great place to live, work and play.
We're looking for individuals and groups with a passion for helping out in their local community, from recycling and litter picking to conservation work and tree planting. They will be the people who take pride in their local area and carry out good deeds, no matter how big or small.
Last year the Friends of Halsey Field won the group category. The Friends ensure the site is as clean and safe as possible for visitors through frequent litter picks, discouraging dog fouling in the area and clearing paths of vegetation. Working parties are hosted throughout the year to manage invasive species, carry out conservation work, and conduct a range of regular surveys for butterflies, moths, insects, flowering plants and mammals to keep track of the site’s biodiversity – which has been improving under the new management plans.
David Drew scooped the individual award last year. David is a Parish Warden for Nash Mills. Outside of work, he litter picks on a daily basis along the canal, collects any recyclable items separately and reports any fly-tipping, dog fouling and abandoned cars that he comes across. He also does his best to return any discovered lost property to the rightful owners, maintains benches for his local community and during cold snaps will ensure that the paths of elderly residents are all gritted so that they can leave their homes safely.
Our Community Champion Award winners will receive a trophy at a special ceremony and be featured in the Dacorum Digest magazine and on our website.
Make your nominations now on our Community Champion page.
The closing date for entries is midnight on Monday 27 August 2018.