Stroud’s community heroes will have a chance to shine in the town council’s annual awards.

The awards organised by Stroud Town Council recognise people young and old who go the extra mile.

This year there are five categories - community, environment, trader, inclusivity and diversity and young person of the year.

Groups or individuals can be nominated.

Last year’s competition saw a record number of entries and the town council is hoping to build on the success.

Stroud Town mayor Kevin Cranston said anyone can nominate someone and that it just takes a few minutes.

“All you need to do is include the person’s name and contact details and a few sentences about why they deserve an award," said Cllr Cranston.

“It’s a great chance to say thank you to the town’s amazing people who do so much to make our town such a great place.”

The winners will be announced at a special town meeting on May 22 at 7.30pm at Lansdown Hall.

The deadline for nominations is noon on April 29.

To make your nomination, go to or pick up a nomination form from the town council office in London Road.