New Year Honours 2018

The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

It’s that time of year again – time to submit your nominations for our NEW YEAR HONOURS scheme. So, how do you feel about the things that have changed in and around Chester over the past twelve months? Please use the enclosed forms to identify your suggestions for The Good, the Bad & the Ugly.

You can nominate new or recently restored buildings but please remember that our ‘New Year Honours’ include the smaller, less prestigious changes to our built environment. Specific examples might be well maintained retail or commercial premises, good signage of a heritage trail, the introduction of public art into an open space, sensitive new street furniture or lighting. Within the city, roads and paving and ‘the public realm’ are all very important. More general initiatives which improve the city’s cleanliness and safety, or enhance the quality of public open spaces will also be recognised. Campaigns and initiatives that protect our heritage and provide public access are also important, as are contributions to Chester’s cultural and leisure facilities.

WHAT WE WANT TO ACHIEVE

With your help we want to:

  • recognise progress and change over the past twelve months

  • encourage high standards in the built environment (urban and rural)

  • recognise achievements that may not feature in a more formal awards scheme

  • recognise the work of local individuals, and

  • promote the Chester Civic Trust in the wider community

CATEGORIES

Together with the more obvious categories of “new buildings” and “the renovation of existing buildings” we will include:

  • signage
  • other publicly accessible spaces
  • public art
  • shopfronts
  • street furniture
  • campaigns
  • lighting
  • heritage initiatives
  • maintenance & cleanliness
  • leisure facilities: culture, sport, etc.
  • safety & security
  • roads, paving and hard landscape
  • parks, gardens & cemeteries
  • publicly accessible interiors

  • childrens’ play areas

These categories are not mutually exclusive: in some cases they may overlap one with another. At this stage we are however ruling out ephemeral matters such as temporary shop window displays. We are also ruling out inaccessible interior design as being a little outside our area of interest, important as it is.

 WHAT WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO DO

Basically we would like members to nominate any item of your choice and state in which category, if any, it falls. Please give a brief reason for your nomination and indicate whether, in your opinion, it is Good, Bad or Ugly. Remember, this is a personal view: there’s no need to listen to what others may say!

You can submit as many nominations as you like by filling in the E-Form below. It would be helpful if you could provide photographic evidence, if you feel this supports your case.

A panel of Civic Trust members will sift the nominations and choose around ten examples that, in the judges’ opinion, are worthy of recognition via the local media. The worst of The Bad and The Ugly will be pursued direct with those responsible before being given the appropriate publicity.

If you do not want your nomination to be identified, for whatever reason, please indicate accordingly on the form.

 WHAT HAPPENS THEN

 We will announce the shortlist to members in January or early February 2018. Winners in “The Good” category will then be invited to an awards ceremony in Bishop Lloyd’s Palace when they will receive certificates that can be displayed on their premises. This has worked well so far, so please let’s have plenty of nominations to maintain the momentum.

The closing date for nominations is Friday 24th November 2017.

Nick Clarke September 2017

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