Nominate Your Local Community Hero

Posted by: Press team on 16 March 2021 14:42

People in South Tyneside are being reminded to nominate local heroes who go the extra mile for their community.

The #LoveSouthTyneside Awards were re-launched earlier this year - two years on from when the people-led campaign was first launched.

The awards are aimed at recognising and promoting civic pride and community spirit.

The first winner of the campaign was Daniel Rowell from Jarrow who, when just nine years old, was praised for his commitment and passion to his local area. The youngster regularly carried out clean-ups in his local area, did beach cleans and made 'eco-bricks' from single use plastics.

Gerry Fionda, of the Monkton Village Association, won the award last year in recognition of the Association's outstanding work including gardening, working with schools and achieving the Silver Northumbria in Bloom.

The Mayor of South Tyneside, Councillor Norman Dick, said: "South Tyneside is bursting with community heroes who go above and beyond to make the Borough such a fantastic place to live.

"During the past year we have seen just how far local people are willing to go to help their communities and make lives better for others. We are extremely grateful to all those people who have made, and still are making, a huge difference within South Tyneside.

"If you know of someone who deserves a special 'thank you' for their amazing work, then please let us know and we can help to show them just how valued they really are."

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. A virtual awards ceremony will be held at the end of April to announce the winner of this year's #LoveSouthTyneside awards.

The deadline for nominations is Wednesday 31 March 2021.

To find out more or to nominate someone, visit

Last modified: 01 October 2021 14:42