Nominate Your Local Hero for a #LoveSouthTyneside Award

Posted by: Press Team on 02 June 2023 14:54

Local people are being encouraged to nominate their unsung heroes from across the Borough in the #LoveSouthTyneside Award.

Now in its fifth year, the #LoveSouthTyneside Awards have gone from strength to strength. Nominations showcase the amazing community spirit that exists in South Tyneside, highlighting those unsung heroes who help others without expecting recognition.

The Mayor, Cllr John McCabe with Cllr Paul Dean
The Mayor, Cllr John McCabe with Cllr Paul Dean

This year's ceremony takes place at the Customs House in South Shields on Tuesday 18 July 2023.

The #LoveSouthTyneside Awards celebrate civic pride and community spirit in South Tyneside. There are nine categories open for nominations. Nominations are welcomed from anyone and can be for any individual, organisation or group who has gone above and beyond for their community.

Cllr Paul Dean, Lead Member for Voluntary Sector, Partnerships and Equalities at South Tyneside Council said: "The #LoveSouthTyneside Awards are all about celebrating our unsung heroes. The people who make our lives richer from the little selfless acts that they do on a day-to-day basis. From people who do regular litter picks to those who look out for their neighbours and much more. South Tyneside is bursting with community heroes who go above and beyond to make the Borough such a fantastic place to live."

The nominations categories are:

  • Supporting others
  • Environment
  • Above and beyond
  • Communities helping communities
  • Inspiring talent
  • Heart of the community
  • Team of the year
  • People's choice award
  • #LoveSouthTyneside Award

Cllr John McCabe, Mayor of South Tyneside said:  "If you know of someone who deserves a special 'thank you' for their amazing work, then please take the time to nominate so that we can help to show them just how valued they really are. We are extremely grateful to all those who have made, and still are making, a huge difference within South Tyneside."

Everyone nominated will receive a letter from the Mayor and a #LoveSouthTyneside pin badge to say thank you for their outstanding work within the community. The Awards ceremony held on 18th July at the Customs House in South Shields is truly accessible to all, with complimentary tickets for those nominated and a nominal ticket price for wider guests who want to celebrate the winners announced on the evening.

The deadline for nominations is midnight on Friday 30th June.

To find out more or to nominate someone, visit


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