Entries sought for annual Town Cup

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Nominations are being sought for groups or individuals who make a difference in Whitley Bay.

North Tyneside Council annually awards the Whitley Bay Town Cup to an individual or organisation who has played a part in hosting an outstanding event or provided an outstanding service for their community.

Entries are now being taken, with the nominations being examined by councillors in the town in December.

Council chairman Coun Tommy Mulvenna will then present the award at a full council meeting in January.

Coun Mulvenna said: “This award is an excellent way for us to acknowledge and appreciate the work that the Whitley Bay residents do for their community.

“Everyone deserves a lot of credit for the effort they put in to continually improve the quality of their town and I’m looking forward to seeing the nominations for this year.”

Last year’s cup was presented to Dan Ellis, in recognition of the commitment that went in to the creation and development of the Jam Jar Cinema as a charitable community organisation.

Nomination forms are available by visiting www.my.northtyneside.gov.uk and searching for ‘Town Cup’, by calling (0191) 643 5614 or by emailing democraticsupport@northtyneside.gov.uk.

The closing date for nominations is Friday, November 28, and only individuals or organisations from the former borough of Whitley Bay can be considered for the award.

The history of the cup dates back to 1954 when it was introduced by the former Whitley Bay Council. It was donated to North Tyneside Council in its formation in 1974.