Ealing Council launches COVID-19 honours

Images above: volunteers in one of Ealing’s food banks; a volunteer delivers food during lockdown

Ealing Council has launched the ‘Ealing Together Honours’ scheme, which aims to recognise and celebrate local people who have made a difference during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Launched on Friday 31 July, the council is asking residents to spread the word through the community and to let them know who they think should be recognised, with nominations closing on 31 August.

Anyone who lives, works or studies in the borough can be recommended. Community organisations are also eligible.

People can’t nominate themselves and local councillors cannot be nominated.

Staff and contractors of Ealing Council can be nominated for activity carried out in a personal capacity such as volunteering but not for work which is part of their day job.

People who are nominated will receive a personal letter of thanks from the Mayor of Ealing and the Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Ealing.

The council hopes that in future it will also be possible to organise an event to celebrate the community response, once they are confident that COVID-19 is no longer a risk to public health and safety.

A council spokesperson said:

‘The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the best of the community in Ealing. There’s been some terrific examples of compassion shown during the pandemic. The crisis is sadly not over. We know the last few months have been tough. This is a chance to say “thank you “and recognize [sic] the kindness of many volunteers who made an incredible difference in the community.’

If you would like to nominate anyone for an honour, please follow the link below:

ealingtogether.org/honours.

Hand-written nominations can also be accepted by post at:

Ealing Together honours, Perceval house, 14-16 Uxbridge road, W5 2HL.

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