Young people awards launched

NEWHAVEN Town Council is appealing for nominations for the Young People of the Year Awards 2011.

The competition is in its second year and was started by young mayor Daly Tucknott because he felt young people often got a bad press and wanted to counteract this.

Winners will receive a cash prize of £50 and a trophy engraved with their name.

Catgories are: young volunteer, young carer, young person of courage, young achiever, young sportsperson, young fundraiser and young group.

The young group will receive a treat of their choice, such as a pool party or trip to the cinema.

Current young mayor, Adam Wiggins, will preside over the ceremony at Tideway School on Tuesday March 22.

Any young person who lives or goes to school in Newhaven and who is aged 17 or under on April 1, 2011 is eligible.

To nominate someone visit and complete the form.

Send it to Newhaven Town Council, Fort Road, Newhaven or email by February 14, 2011.

Material in support of nominations, such as photographs or videos, would be welcomed. For more information call the council on 01273 516100.