Mayor of Torbay Councillor Maggi Douglas-Dunbar has launched special recognition awards to celebrate individual young people who are making a difference in their local community or to the environment as they respond to the coronavirus lockdown.

Young people up to the age of 25 will be eligible for the award, with winners being announced monthly.

Anyone can nominate a young person via the council’s website, where they will be asked to describe in no more than 50 words the contribution the young person has made to Torbay.

Cllr Douglas-Dunbar said: “I am delighted to be launching these awards, which have been specifically set up to celebrate young people who are making a real difference in our local communities.”

The first winners will be announced at the end of August. All winners will also be invited to the annual meeting of the council.