Gordon is on the search for Blackpool’s “Cleaner Greener Champions” and extended the deadline for all nominations to Friday 11th August.
The “Cleaner Greener Champions” awards will build on from the initiative Gordon launched last year around green and environmental issues in Blackpool - recognising individuals and groups for their efforts in keeping the town clean and green. The awards will be presented at a special event at the Solaris Centre on Friday 8th September.
He said: “Because of the Easter school holidays and general election campaign, we wanted to extend the time for period for people to nominate their local green champions. I have always found it important to recognise the work being done by many people to improve the community. We launched the “Cleaner Greener Blackpool” campaign launched last year and I thought it would be a good opportunity to combine this with my regular local hero awards by giving it a cleaner, greener twist.”
Gordon added: “Blackpool is generally a very dense urban area but we are fortunate to be blessed with some great green spaces, which act as the lungs of our town – Stanley Park, the Moss and Marton Mere are just some of the places we have on our doorstep. These awards are about recognising those who go above and beyond in protecting our green spaces and also more broadly championing green initiatives and causes in the town.”
If you know a person, group or organisation that is deserving of such an award, you can nominate them in one of the six categories: 1) Green Business, 2) Green Activists/Community Groups, 3) Green Volunteer
4) Young Green Champion (24 and younger), 5) Green Educational Institution, 6) Green Hero (someone who has been excellently green and gone above and beyond to help improve the community). They must either live or operate in the Blackpool South parliamentary constituency.
Nomination forms can be collected from Gordon’s constituency office at 304 Highfield Road, Blackpool, FY4 3JX, Solaris Centre or by clicking here. They must be submitted NO later than Friday 11th August. For more information contact Kirsty Squibb on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01253 344143. Alternatively you can go to Gordon’s website at www.gordonmarsden.com or check out Gordon’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GordonMarsdenMP/.