Leader’s Award 2020


One Voice Blackburn is pleased to link up with Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council to announce the nomination process for the Leader’s Award.

The Leader’s Award, sponsored by Our Community, Our Future, will acknowledge and reward an individual or an organisation that has promoted community cohesion and integration in Blackburn and Darwen.

Last year’s winners were Keep Blackburn Tidy. The group is a way to keep volunteers in touch, support and encourage each other. It is also a way of helping people realise that looking after our streets is something anyone can do.

Blackburn with Darwen Council Leader Mohammed Khan said,

“I am honoured and humbled that this award has been named after me for a fifth year running. More importantly though is what the award represents – celebrating leaders in our community who bring people together and make Blackburn with Darwen a better place to live, work and visit. ”

Harry Catherall presenting the Leader’s Award to KBT Group

Councillor Jackie Floyd, one of the admins of the group and herself keen litter picker, said she was delighted the group had been recognised for their hard work.

“It’s been amazing how quickly the group has grown and how many members we have actually making a difference.

“We are pretty shocked that our group has caught the attention of so many people and are proud to be part of what is becoming a real force for change in Blackburn.

“This award was recognition for all our amazing volunteers who have contributed to the growing momentum of the group.”

If you would like to nominate someone or an organisation send a 100-word explanation as to the reason for your choice. The closing date is 27th January 2020

Please email your nomination to: info@onevoicenetwork.org.uk

The winner will be chosen by Councillor Mohammed Khan and One Voice Blackburn Directors. The winner will be announced at the One Voice Annual Dinner, due to take place at the end of February 2020.


Our Community, Our Future

Blackburn with Darwen is one of five national Integration Areas working closely with the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government on innovative plans to address social integration challenges.

Our Community, Our Future is the name of the borough’s social integration programme. This three year programme brings together a wide range of partners working to strengthen relationships between people from different backgrounds, to help the borough become a place where diversity is valued, and where people’s faith and cultures are understood and respected.

There’s lots to celebrate in terms of social integration across our borough; we are blessed with many organisations who work hard to bring people from different backgrounds together, breaking down barriers and collaborating on projects that make Blackburn with Darwen a better place. The Our Community, Our Future programme is building on this strong foundation to do more to help our diverse communities come together.