Nominations for awards in memory of a Wyre Forest district councillor are now open.  

Wyre Forest District Council has again launched ‘No Barriers - the Mike Oborski Awards’ to recognise those who go the extra mile for people in the community.  

The awards highlight businesses, organisations and individuals who have provided significant access, service or employment possibilities for people with disabilities and celebrate those who have considered the wider needs of people within the community such as nursing mothers.

Mike’s wife and chair of the awards panel, councillor Fran Oborski, said: “We are delighted to be able to open nominations again for these awards. It is important to celebrate the achievements of those who do that bit more, something which is not part of their usual role, to enhance the lives of others.

“We also hope that by highlighting this best practice it will encourage others to do the same.”

The first No Barriers Awards were held in 2008 and they were initially set up in memory of district councillor Mike Oborski who started the project.

He was Polish Honorary Consul for the West Midlands with the idea for the awards coming from a similar scheme run in Gdynia, Poland.

Nominations can be submitted online here or forms can be collected from The Hub in Green Street and Wyre Forest House Reception on Finepoint Way.

Nominations will close on Monday, October 30 and the awards will be given out at a ceremony on Thursday, November 30 at Wyre Forest House.