Deadline nears for Somerset Medal nominations

The clock is ticking on nominations for the Somerset Medal – the award launched by Somerset County Council to honour the county’s unsung coronavirus heroes.

The Council wants to pay tribute to those who made superhuman efforts to keep Somerset going during the pandemic – from the start of the first lockdown in March 2020.

The Medal is designed to say a heartfelt thank-you to the best of the best, nominated by the people with the winners due to be revealed on Somerset Day, 11 May. Nominations for deserving individuals close this Friday, 23April.

So many people, from teachers and nurses, police and fire officers, carers, shop workers, volunteer drivers and waste collectors have all gone the extra mile – or 10 – to make sure that every effort was made to support communities. And the commitment continues.

“This is your chance to celebrate the exceptional, shine a light on the many unsung heroes who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. So, if you know someone who has really made a difference to you or your community, please nominate them telling us why you think they deserve a very special tribute,” said County Council chairman, Councillor Nigel Taylor.

Anyone wanting to make a nomination should submit a maximum of 250 words, providing the nominee’s name and location and describing why they deserve the medal. Please provide your own name and contact details, too. Please email DemocraticServices2@somerset.gov.uk and put ‘Somerset Medal nomination’ in the subject field.