Nominations invited for "Good Neighbour" Awards
Sacro’s Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire Community Mediation Service will be running a Good Neighbour competition in the lead up to Christmas – the season of goodwill to all. The mediation service would like to invite residents of Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire to nominate someone who has been a particularly good neighbour over the past year. The winner in each area will receive a meal for two at the Brentwood Hotel, Crown Street, Aberdeen.
Mediation Team Leader Irene Reid commented: "We tend to hear the stories about neighbours falling out but it is always very heartening to hear the good news about the majority of folks who go out of their way to be neighbourly. We are keen to encourage this and over the next few weeks we would like to hear from people with good stories to tell about kindly and public spirited neighbours.”
Anyone wishing to nominate a neighbour for the award is invited to complete and return the nomination form or send a letter, fax or e-mail to the community mediation office giving the name and address of the neighbour, saying (in no more than 70 words) why the person should win the award. Your own name, address and a contact phone number should also be enclosed.
All nominees must be over 18 and must not be a close relative.
There will also be a chance to nominate your good neighbour at the mediation information stand in the upper level, Union Square, Aberdeen. This will be on Thursday 5 and Thursday 12 November between 10am and 4pm both days.
Nomination forms or letters should be sent to:
Good Neighbour Competition
Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire Community Mediation Service
110 Crown Street
Aberdeen AB11 6HJ
Fax: 01224 560551
The closing date of the competition is Friday 20 November
Notes for information
The final winners will be chosen from a short-list by the service advisory group and announced late November. There will be opportunities for photographs of the award presentations. Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire Community Mediation Service is managed by Sacro in partnership with Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council respectively. Both services offer mediation free at the point of delivery to all residents, irrespective of housing tenure.