Find community champion

Ian Archibald, last year's recipient ofthe Burntisland Community Award
Ian Archibald, last year's recipient ofthe Burntisland Community Award

The search is on to find the person in Burntisland who has given most to their local community and who will win the Community Award for 2014.

Every year, Burntisland Community Council makes an award to someone whose service to the community has been outstanding.

There are no restrictions on the type of service which can be recognised – all that matters is that the winner of the award is an example to others.

Now in its 34th year, previous winners have come from many different walks of life. Some have given long and excellent service to different local organisations. Others have excelled in the face of disability. Still others have worked quietly in the background bringing comfort to people who are distressed by illness or family circumstances.

Whatever the background, the key point is that winners of the award are considered by the community council to be an example of how we should live our lives in support of the people around us.

Alex McDonald, chairman of Burntisland Community Council, said: “It’s always a delight when we receive nominations for the award, because it reminds us that there are so very many people living locally who deserve to be recognised in some way. The other side of the coin is that it’s exceptionally hard to choose the eventual winner.

“Overall, it’s been one of the most successful initiatives in the life of the community council and I’m sure it will continue for many years to come.”

Nominations should be made to the Secretary of Burntisland Community Council, Isabel Smith, at 4 Laburnum Grove, or any other member of the community council, not later than Friday, December 13.

The chosen winner will be announced on Hogmanay and a formal presentation will be made at a special reception event early in the New Year.