Nature Rocks – Summer Holiday Workshops for Children
Witham Town Council, in partnership with the Essex Wildlife Trust, is organising two half day workshops during the summer holidays, focussing on exploring our outdoor spaces. The workshops are aimed at children aged 6 -12 years who must be accompanied by a parent or carer. Fun in the Forest will take place on Tuesday 29th July 10 am – 1 pm and River Walk Ramble on Tuesday 26th August 10 am – 1 pm. Spaces are limited, download the application form Nature Rocks 2014 application form to book your place. Application forms can also be collected from the Information Centre in the Town Hall, or request a copy from firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01376 520627.
Witham Town Mayor’s Youth Award
Do you know a local Young Hero? Nominate them now.
We know that here in Witham there are many committed young people who give their time voluntarily for the benefit of others. In order to acknowledge and celebrate this, Witham Town Council has created the Witham Town Mayor’s Youth Award scheme to promote and reward positive community action or volunteering by young people in the Town.
Town Councillors want to encourage young people between 11 and 18 years to engage with their community and to recognise the part they play in the present and future development of the area. They want to raise the self-esteem of young people to increase the level of their community involvement, they think this will improve social behaviour and give us the opportunity to tell good news stories about the commitment of Witham’s young people.
To be eligible for this award young people must live in Witham, or be at school in Witham and have contributed to the wellbeing of the local community. Any adult who has contact with the nominee may make the nomination. Nominations for the current year’s award must be for young people aged between 11 and 18 as of 1st September 2014. Nominations will also be accepted for groups of young people who fulfil the criteria set out previously.
The award will be judged by a panel, comprising of the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and up to three other members of the community appointed by the Town Council, and an awards evening will be arranged in the autumn, to which all short-listed nominees and their families will be invited.
The winner will receive a £250 cash prize. Short-listed nominees will also receive recognition at the awards evening.
The closing date for the current year’s nominations is 31st July 2014. This award will be made annually at the same time each year. Nominations may be made at any time during the preceding year using the Nomination Form Mayors Award Scheme which can be downloaded or obtained from the Town Council on 01376 520627 or collected at the Town Hall.