Nominations start to flood in for borough’s big award night

Nominated... Lavinia Kirk, and below, Ste Asquith
Nominated... Lavinia Kirk, and below, Ste Asquith

ENTRIES have started flooding in for the Borough’s Big Thank You Awards extravaganza.

The awards aim to honour the unsung heroes across the Scarborough borough with the recognition they deserve.

The opening of Hairy Bob's Skatepark'093485a      'pic Andrew Higgins    22/08/09     in News

The opening of Hairy Bob's Skatepark'093485a 'pic Andrew Higgins 22/08/09 in News

All nominees will be invited to a glitzy evening in the Spa next year for an Oscars-style ceremony to mark their achievements.

Ste Asquith, who is head of Scarborough’s Hairy Bob’s Skate Park user group, was nominated in the Heritage and Environment category by Rose Brophy.

She said: “This young man has been a role model for the Hairy Bob’s Skate Park group and is a contributor to its success and sustainability.

“He is now helping with the new Danes Dyke BMX track.”

Arthur Lowery, of Crossgates, was put forward by his neighbour Doreen Livesey for his great community spirit.

She said: “He is the best neighbour you could wish for.

“If you have a problem, large or small, he is willing to help solve it.

“He helps all the neighbours and deserves a medal for his good deeds.

“He helps with domestic things as well as gardening and cutting lawns and hedges and also helps anyone who is ill to get to hospital.

“He is always there to help.”

Rachel Hargreaves, from Filey Sea Cadets, was nominated in the Charitable Fundraising and Uniformed Youth Groups categories.

She was put forward by Clare Broughton, who said: “My reasons for nominating Rachel are for the fundraising work she does on behalf of the Filey Sea Cadets.

“She works full time yet devotes all of her spare time to the Sea Cadets.

“She has raised thousands of pounds for the Unit, all of which is for the benefit of the Cadets.

“She uses all of her holiday entitlement from work to do work for the Unit and the gala night - which was all her work - was amazing.”

Lavinia Kirk, of Hamerton Close, in Hunmanby, was put forward for her tireless campaign to get a new youth facility for teenagers in the village.

The drop-in centre is almost finished and Mrs Kirk’s work was highlighted by E Wadlow, who nominated her in the Charitable Fundraising and Care and Support in the Community categories.

She added: “I nominate her for all of her fundraising and the fight to get a youth club going in the old boiler room outside the community centre which is in the process of being built due to her and a friend.”

Nomination forms for the Borough’s Big Thank You Awards are available online via the council’s website, and through the websites of the Scarborough Evening News (, Filey and Hunmanby Mercury (

They are also available from the council’s Customer First Centres and in the newspaper offices in Scarborough and Whitby.

The deadline for nominations is 28 February 2012.

And don’t forget to include children and young people who deserve recognition but seek parental permission to be able to nominate anyone under the age 18.

Judging will take place on 7 March 2012.

All nominees will be invited to a presentation evening at Scarborough’s Spa Complex on Thursday April 26, 2012, from 6pm, that will include refreshments and entertainment.

Each nominee will receive a certificate, with awards being presented for outstanding achievements.

The awards are again supported by Riverside Motors Seamer.