NOMINATIONS are now open for the Mayor of Winchester's Community Awards 2014.

The awards, which celebrate the selfless voluntary work of organisations, individuals and communities in the Winchester district, will take place on March 17.

The Mayor and Winchester Area Community Action (WACA) have come together for the event, and believe it is important to recognise people who enrich the lives of others in a community that 'buzzes' with voluntary activity.

If you know somebody who you think deserves this prestigious award, you can download a nomination form via The closing date for nominations is February 7.