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Our Community: Reidvale Awards & Rewards

After a great deal of discussion the Association decided that they would not continue with the Good Neighbour award from 2015.   Instead it was decided to introduce a new award called THE COMMUNITY AWARD.

This award will be made to a group or an individual in the Reidvale area, where the Good Neighbour Award was restricted to only the tenant.  This group or individual may have made a difference to their community or have inspired others through their achievements.  This could be through volunteering, running local clubs/groups, organising local events, helping neighbours or a particular individual who has gone that extra mile.  We will be looking at evidence of what this group or individual has done.

The Criteria

Young Persons Award

This award will be presented to a young person up to the age of 18 who makes a difference to someone in Reidvale or the Reidvale Community.  We will be looking for evidence of what this person has done for an individual or the community. 

Community Award

This award will be made to a group or an individual in the Reidvale area.  They may have made a difference to their community or have inspired others through their achievements.  This could be through volunteering, running local clubs/groups, organising local events, helping neighbours or a particular individual from the local area who has gone that extra mile.  Again we will be looking for evidence of what this group or individual has done. 

Special Community Award

In addition to the above awards, from time to time, the Association will award a Special Community Award given to someone, a group or individual, who has done something exceptional.  It will be decided on a year to year basis whether this award will be made.

Eligibility

·  The awards are open to everyone

·  Young Persons Award - Anyone can nominate an individual up to the age of 18

·  Community Award – Anyone can nominate a resident/youth group/shopkeeper/etc.

All entries submitted must be relevant to the Reidvale area

·  Nominations will be taken at any time of the year, but will be made at the AGM in June.  

Nomination forms will be included in newsletters, can be collected from the Association's office and can be downloaded here.   

For details of past winners of the Good Neighbour Award and nominees click here.

For details of the Community Awards from 2015 click here   .   

For images of presentations to winners go to History Archive and search Award Winners.

The Association also introduced the Reidvale Rewards in 2003 which is given to  most of our residents who are good tenants who pay their rent on time, look after their homes and cause no nuisance to their neighbours.  Every tenant in Reidvale ‘earns’ £25 each three month period when they have not owed any money to the Association, have not missed appointments for pre-arranged visits by contractors and have not indulged in any anti-social behaviour. To earn the full amount tenants must be tenants at the start of the year and at the end of the year. Anyone moving into Reidvale during the year cannot qualify for the full Reward.