‘One Hounslow Community Stars’ nominations now open

Image: One Hounslow Community Stars awards in 2023, (L-R) Leader of Hounslow Council Shantanu Rajawat; Mayor of Hounslow Cllr Afzaal Kiani; Colin Bartlett, Jonathan Courtney, and Aubrey Crawley from WLQP; Cllr Shivraj Grewal

Who do you think deserves an award?

Hounslow Council is calling for nominations for the annual One Hounslow Community Stars awards event – to recognise and celebrate residents, voluntary groups and businesses who go above and beyond for their communities.

It will take place in Hounslow House on 15 July and the Council is asking for nominations for people or organisations who make an outstanding contribution to the borough, improving and enriching the lives of others.

There are no specific categories, but there are a broad set of themes conveying the type of people and organisations the Council wants to recognise to help guide nominations. Those themes are:

Community & Neighbourhood – Those people or groups/ organisations who help their neighbours, create community spirit, and foster a local support network.

Green – Someone/ group who have driven to improve their local area, supporting, and educating communities to think green, respect their environment and work together.

Social Enterprise – A local business which gives back, supporting residents, communities, or its neighbourhood beyond its core business.

Young Leader – An under 25-year-old who goes above and beyond for their community or peers.

Arts and Culture – A person or group which enriches our borough and the lives of others through culture.

Image: West London Queer Project won in 2023 for setting up a social group to support the LGBTQ+ community of west London

Nominations close on 16 June

An individual or group may meet one or several themes. The most important thing is that the person nominating feels like they make an outstanding contribution to our borough and its communities. Winners will receive a certificate and a trophy.

Council Leader, Councillor Shantanu Rajawat, said:

“Celebrating the shining stars of our community is a joyous occasion, and I am thrilled to announce the return of the One Hounslow Community Stars awards event for its second year. This event is a testament to the incredible spirit and dedication of our residents, voluntary groups, and businesses who consistently go above and beyond to make Hounslow a better place for all.

At the Council, we believe in recognising those who make a tangible difference in our borough, and these awards are a way to honour their remarkable contributions. Whether it’s fostering community spirit, championing environmental sustainability, supporting local businesses, empowering our youth, or enriching our cultural landscape, each nominee represents the heart and soul of our community.

“I urge everyone to visit the nomination portal and help us shine a spotlight on those who truly make Hounslow a special place to live, work, and thrive.”

Full details, further inspiration, and a link to nominate your community stars can be found at hounslow.gov.uk/communitystars

The closing date is Sunday 16 June.