Still time to thank your neighbour for good deeds

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THERE’S still plenty of time to nominate your neighbour for an award in recognition of their good deeds.

Hampshire County Council is calling for nominations for its eighth Good Neighbour Awards, to acknowledge residents who volunteer or help their neighbours stay independent and living at home.

They also give people the opportunity to show their thanks by nominating the person who has been helping them.

Small things like getting to the shops, collecting prescriptions or filling out forms on behalf of a neighbour can make a huge difference to them, especially if they are elderly or disabled.

Leader of Hampshire County Council, Councillor Ken Thornber, said: ‘Over the last eight years hundreds of people have had their efforts recognised but there are many more unsung heroes.

‘I would urge anyone who receives help from a neighbour to consider nominating them.’

Cllr Thornber will present the awards in the Great Hall, Winchester, on Tuesday, March 27. To place a nomination call 01962 826061 or download a form at 3.hants.gov.uk/adult-services/bettertime/goodneighbourawards.htm