St Albans Mayor's Pride Awards

May 8th 2018
By: Melanie Hollidge
St Albans Mayor's Pride Awards

What is great about St Albans is its sense of community and this was once again reflected in the St Alban’s Mayors Pride Awards. The Nominations are to celebrate extraordinary people and outstanding organisations that make positive contributions to the local community.  It can be so important to make sure that the achievements of inspiring individuals, hard-working community and voluntary groups, as well as public-spirited businesses in our St Albans and Harpenden community,  get the recognition they deserve.

The Mayor of the City and District of St Albans, Councillor Mohammad Iqbal Zia, said: “The Mayor’s Pride Awards aim to reward these stars of our local community. I was really impressed with the hard work, dedication and commitment shown by this year’s wonderful winners.”

The mayor gave a special mention of the Mayor’s Recognition Award which was presented to Omar Abu-Qalbain and Mutee-ur-Rehman Saifullah for launching the 20th St Albans Ansar Scout Group. This award is given to individuals or group that have made a significant impression on the Mayor during his year of office.  This is the first new Scout group to launch in St Albans in the last forty years. It is open to girls and boys who live in and around St Albans and is affiliated to the Muslim Scout Fellowship, part of the Scout Association. 
“The two founders of the 20th St Albans Ansar Scout Group are truly inspirational. They have made a great effort to bring young people from across the community together to do fun and exciting Scouting activities.” Said the Mayor.

The full list of winners of the Mayor’s Pride Awards 2018 can be found online. If you know of inspiring groups individuals or businesses that should be nominated for the mayors Pride Award next year make sure you look out for the details.

More information about the awards is available on St Albans City and District Council’s website at