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Tell us why you think Basingstoke is a fantastic place to live, work and visit by using #LoveBasingstoke on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Please also follow our #LoveBasingstoke Facebook or Instagram pages for good news stories from around the borough, and wonderful pictures of our town and surrounding areas.

Celebrating unsung heroes and kindness in Basingstoke and Deane

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council (BDBC) in partnership with Basingstoke Voluntary Association (BVA) will be holding an online virtual celebration of the local community and their response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Celebrations will take place 10 August to 14 August 2020 across Love Basingstoke, Basingstoke Biz, BVA, Basingstoke Festival and BDBC social media channels. As part of our celebrations we are giving residents the opportunity to shine a light on someone or an organisation in their community who have shown them outstanding kindness during the pandemic.

During this time we are aware there are a great number of people and organisations that are deserving of recognition and this is an opportunity to say “Thank You”. Nominees will receive a letter from the Mayor thanking them for their work during this time and a selection of nominees will be celebrated on social media and be invited to a virtual meeting with the Mayor, Cllr Diane Taylor.

Send us your nominations by completing the form below.

Children’s drawing, poetry and spoken word competition

Alongside the campaign Love Basingstoke will run a children’s drawing, poetry and spoken word competition on the theme of kindness from local Basingstoke people with selected entries discussed by the Leader, Cllr Ken Rhatigan, The Mayor and Mel Barrett, Chief Executive. Schools, youth groups and individuals are encouraged to get involved. Submissions can be made via email to or post to Mayoral Events Coordinator, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, Civic Offices, London Road, Basingstoke, RG21 4AH.

Send us your 'thank you' nominations and competition submissions via the link below.

Online submissions



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  • Contact us online
  • 01256 844844
  • Civic Offices
    London Road
    RG21 4AH
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    Monday to Thursday
    8.30am to 5pm
    8.30am to 4.30pm
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