Council on the hunt for Ottery’s top ‘citizen’

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The town council is looking for nominations for residents who have contributed to the local community as it launches the Ottery Citizen of the Year Award 2013

The prestigious gong will be given to the person with the most public votes, and will be presented at the Annual Parish meeting on April 23.

A spokesman for the council said: “The person may be someone who has done a lot in their community, worked to see through a particular community project, but it’s really up to you to decide who you think merits this honour and why.”

The nominee must live within the parish, but votes cam be cast by people living outside the parish, and no councillor or council employee is eligible.

To vote for Ottery’s citizen of the year pick up a form from the council offices, or send your name and address along with the name of the person you want to nominate, and the reason for choosing them to Town Council Office, The Old Convent, 8 Broad Street, Ottery St Mary, EX11 1BZ.

The closing date is Friday, March 22, and should there be a tie following the voting then the council reserves the right to make the final decision.