Do you know a good junior citizen?
If so, nominate a young person or group for a Good Junior Citizen Award!
The Good Junior Citizen Award recognises the positive contributions young people (aged 11 years and younger) are making to their local community.
We are looking for individuals or groups of young people that are demonstrating a high degree of commitment, dedication and/or initiative to work or projects, both inside and outside school - making improvements to the environment and the community they live in.
You can nominate a young person or group by:
- Completing an online nomination form
- Sending in a letter to the Environmental Protection Team at Cannock Chase Council, Civic Centre, Beecroft Road, Cannnock, WS11 1BG
Good Junior Citizen Poster
Good Junior Citizen Postcard
The Award is only open to young people who are residents of and/or attend a Primary School in the Cannock Chase District Council area.
NOTE for young people in Year 7 and above the Council is developing a further Environmental Citizen’s Award Scheme details of which will be made available on the Council’s website
The nominated young person must be in either School Year 5 or 6 at the time the nomination is made.
There is no closing date for nominations and they may be made at any time
Permission must be obtained from the parents/guardian of the young person before the nomination is made
The nomination must include the full name of the young person, address and school attended.
The full name, address of the person/organisation making the nomination and contact telephone number.. Where this is an organisation, contact details of the appropriate leader/responsible person must be included.
The activity for which the nomination is made must have taken place within the 12 months leading up to the date of the nomination and must
- Have taken place in the Cannock Chase District Council area, OR/AND?
- Have been of benefit to the environment, a community or resident(s) of Cannock Chase District Council.
A group/organisation/class may be nominated, if it has been responsible for a relevant activity. In such cases the names of all the participating young people must be provided as individual award certificates will be produced. Only those actually participating in the activity will be eligible for the award.
A detailed description of the work/activity undertaken by the individuals/group must be included with the nomination from – additional sheets may be used if there is insufficient space on the nomination form.
Where the activity involves environmental improvement work the nomination should, if possible, be accompanied by “before and after” photographs Otherwise the detailed description should fully explain the nature of the work carried out and the result achieved following its completion or progress made at the date of the nomination.
The nomination may include testimonies, statements or letters of support from those who have benefitted from the activity carried out by the young person/people.
Examples of the types of activity for which nominations may be made include, but are not restricted to the following
-Helping with litter picks (whether organised through a group or undertaken individually)
-Helping with environmental improvement work – such as clearing footpaths, woodland etc with organisations/groups
-Environmental volunteering with organisations such as Forestry Commission, RSPB, Wildlife Trust, National Trust or other similar local groups.
PLEASE NOTE – unfortunately, membership of such a group alone would not be sufficient to receive the award.
- Raising a specific environmental crime or anti-social behaviour issue with the relevant authorities and assisting in tackling the problem.
Helping run recycling/re-use schemes at school or through another organisation or agency.
- Helping at organised community events, fetes etc. such as the Council’s “Love your Street/Block” initiatives
- Helping carry out regular environmental work such as gardening for an elderly or vulnerable member of the local community
PLEASE NOTE – unfortunately nominations cannot be accepted from relatives of the young person/people except in circumstances where the relative is the class teacher, voluntary group leader, etc. of the young person. Similarly, work done for a family relative would not qualify for the award.
This is not a complete list and other relevant environmental good conduct activity will be considered. If you wish to discuss a particular case before you make a nomination please do not hesitate to contact Mike Walker Environmental Protection Manager on 01543 464480.
Last Updated: 04/05/2016