Search is on for some young town heroes in Newhaven


Newhaven Town Council is looking for young heroes who have gone above and beyond the call of duty for this year’s community awards.

This year the awards are for young people and the council is looking for nominees for three categories.

The categories include awards for young carer, for example someone who cares for their parents or other family member.

Young sportsperson, for outstanding sporting achievement, and Young Person of Courage, for someone who has achieved something against the odds.

For example battling against an illness or disability or someone who has done something especially brave.

Each individual winner will receive a cash prize of £50 and a commemorative trophy which will be engraved with their name.

There will be one overall winner of the Newhaven Community Award, chosen from all three categories, who will win £100.

All young people who live, work/volunteer or go to school in Newhaven are eligible to be nominated.

Nominees must be aged 17 or under.

A spokesman for the town council said the ceremony will be on March 3 this year.

If you would like to nominate someone for one of these awards, please contact Newhaven Town Council for a nomination form.

You must then return it to the council offices at ­18 Fort Road, Newhaven, BN9 9QE by February 6.

A spokesman for the town council said: “We would also welcome additional material in support of nominations, such as photographs or videos, which will be treated as confidential unless you tell us otherwise.”

For more information about upcoming events and information from Newhaven Town Council, visit its website at:

You can also contact the town council by calling its general telephone number: 01273 516100.