NOMINATIONS for Chippenham Civic Awards are now open.

Each year the town council presents the accolade to individuals or groups who have served the community.

The criteria for nomination, according to the council, is if they: have made a material contribution to advance Chippenham, have supported charitable work in the town, volunteered to assist the work of the town council, or have demonstrated ouststanding citizenship.

The deadline for nominations is February 29 and a form can be found on the council's website.

The awards will be presented at the Civic Sunday night later in the year on July 12.