RESIDENTS of Melksham have only four days left to nominate someone for the town’s Civic Awards for 2017.

This is the opportunity to recognise and honour the contribution of those individuals and groups who, through their efforts and achievements, have made a significant contribution to their local community.

There are three award categories:

The Community Service Award: made to any individual or organisation who, in the opinion of the awards committee, has improved the quality of life of Melksham people.

The Enhancing Melksham Award: made to any individual, organisation or company who, in the opinion of the awards committee, has improved the physical environment of Melksham. Examples of this might include the refurbishment of a building; the improvement or maintenance of an exemplary shop frontage; the improvement or provision of a natural habitat; or the improvement of a public space.

The Achievement Award (including sports): made to any team or individual who, in the opinion of the awards committee, has excelled within their particular field/activity (including sport), either by a significant winning achievement or by a significant improvement in their skills and personal achievement and development. To qualify for this award a team must be a Melksham team or, in the case of an individual, be resident within Melksham.

Nomination forms are available from Melksham Town Hall on 01225 704187 or The deadline for submission of forms is December 31.

Individuals or groups who are successful will be presented with their award at the Mayor’s Reception to be held on Friday, March 2 2018.