Do you know someone in your area who is a community hero?
To mark Census 2021 in March next year, a competition has launched to find the nation’s unsung community heroes. 22 people across England and Wales, one for each census that has taken place, will have their community spirit and efforts commemorated with a unique purple plaque.
The iconic purple plaques, in the brand colour of Census 2021, can be placed at the winner’s home, place of work or a community building depending on their preference and permissions. From a schoolteacher who has transformed lives, to a carer who has given comfort, Berkshire is bursting with ordinary people who are doing extraordinary things.
How to nominate
To nominate someone visit www.census.gov.uk/census-2021-heroes and give your reason why. The closing date is 31 December 2020 and nominees will be judged by a panel of community champions, led by Gavin and Stacey actress and TV presenter Joanna Page. The plaques will be installed ahead of census day, 21 March 2021.
The census is a national survey that has taken place every ten years since 1801 (except in 1941). Data from the census is used to plan public services throughout the UK. As neighbourhoods continue to grow, it is especially important that we have accurate information about local residents.