Final decisions made on awards

TOUGH DECISIONS . . . the panel are pictured at a meeting which was held to decide who should win awards on the night. Pictured (back row, second from left) is panel member and Times & Speaker editor Martin Clark. Picture by Rodger Price.
TOUGH DECISIONS . . . the panel are pictured at a meeting which was held to decide who should win awards on the night. Pictured (back row, second from left) is panel member and Times & Speaker editor Martin Clark. Picture by Rodger Price.

THE achievements of young people in Motherwell were celebrated on Tuesday night as the inaugural Truth About Youth awards took place in the town’s Glo Centre.

The event was held as the Times & Speaker went to press and aimed to highlight the positive work that is being carried out by young people in this area.

The judging panel - made up of adults and young people - met up last week to decide who deserved recognition for the work they do.

As a result of the high standard of nominations, the judging panel - which included Times & Speaker editor Martin Clark, Debra Lennox of Motherwell Youth Voice, Stevie Kirk of Motherwell Football Club, Collette Slowey of Motherwell Youth Voice, Felix Mulholland of Motherwell Community Forum, Emma McVey of Motherwell Youth Voice and Sonia Pitman of North Lanarkshire Council - decided to remove the categories and pick seven overall winners who were announced on the night.

The full list of winners and all the news from the event will feature in next week’s Times & Speaker.