New competition announced to name NET’s Community Hero Tram

Nottingham Express Transit’s Community Hero Tram is set to return this March after NET teamed up with Nottinghamshire Live to launch a competition to find a new Community Hero who deserves the accolade of their name on a tram travelling around the network. Citadis 222 was previously designated the Community Hero Tram but hasn’t had a new name since March 2019 so this March will see its first name change for three years.

The Community Hero Tram aims to honour unsung local heroes and seeks to recognise those who may have gone above and beyond whilst making a difference in their local community. After a competition being run on the Nottinghamshire Live website the new name for the tram will be announced as part of NET’s 18th birthday celebrations in March before an official naming ceremony shortly afterwards.

Nottinghamshire Live are asking for potential nominees for the accolade with the nominee having to be someone who currently lives in Nottinghamshire. A maximum of 200 words should be submitted with the name stating how and why the person has made a difference to the local community.

The nominees will then go forward to a judging panel which includes Tim Hesketh (CEO of Tramlink), Nadia Whittome (Nottingham East MP), Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff (researcher Professor of Chemistry at University of Nottingham and recently having a tram named after him), Avarni Bilan (Nottingham Project board member and Wigflex festival founder) and Natalie Fahy (Nottingham Post/Nottinghamshire Live editor).

It is presumed that 222 will retain its place at the Community Hero Tram. It currently carries the name David S Stewart OBE, a former Head Teacher who worked extensively with children with severe learning disabilities, with this being applied in March 2019.

Nominations can be made at

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