16 Dec Honour a hero in your community
From a school teacher who has transformed your life, to a doctor who may have saved it, communities up and down the country are full of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
To mark the 22nd census of England and Wales – which will be held on 21 March 2021 – the Office for National Statistics will be awarding 22 local heroes bespoke purple plaques to honour and celebrate the achievements of people who have gone the extra mile for their neighbourhoods; one plaque for every census so far.
The plaques will be installed on the buildings which best represent the endeavours of an individual or group for their community – be it a hospital, a school, a library or a community’s sports hub.
You have until 31st December 2020 to nominate your community’s unsung heroes with winners being announced in March.
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Nominations can be made up until 31st December and entries will be judged by a panel of community champions, led by Gavin & Stacey star, Joanna Page and includes Delwyn Derrick, winner of the 2019 BBC Cymru Wales Sports Personality Unsung Hero, Deborah Okenla, founder of https://www.thisisysys.com/ which is a company connecting talented diverse people into the world of technology and Imran Hameed, Founder of Bearded Broz, Specially Recognised 2020 winner at Birmingham Pride of Britain awards.
The 2021 census is almost upon us
Households across Lambeth will soon be asked to take part in the nationwide survey of housing and the population. It has been carried out every decade since 1801, with the exception of 1941.
Information from the digital-first census will help decide how services are planned and funded in your local area. This could mean things like doctors’ surgeries, housing or new bus routes.
Households will receive a letter with a unique access code in the post, allowing them to complete their questionnaire online. Paper questionnaires will be available on request. Census day is March 21.