Who’s your local hero?

HIGH PEAK residents are being asked to nominate their community heroes for Derbyshire County Council’s Excellence in the Community awards.

The council wants to hear about exceptional people, groups or organisations that have worked tirelessly:

l to raise money for good causes

l as volunteers

l to protect and enhance the Derbyshire environment

l to make Derbyshire a safer place to live work and visit

l to encourage closer, caring and active communities

l to promote Derbyshire through their sporting, musical, academic or artistic success.

Individuals, groups, businesses, voluntary groups and charities that are improving the lives of others will be honoured at the awards, which are now in their sixth year, and will take place at the Dome, Buxton, on Monday, October 15.

Councillor Andrew Lewer, Leader of Derbyshire County Council, said: “Please tell us about truly exceptional people who put the needs of others first and make a difference to their communities by making that extra effort which makes them stand out.

“Award winners will be people who have helped put Derbyshire on the map through outstanding personal achievement.”

Nominations can be made online at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/excellenceawards and forms are also available in Derbyshire County Council libraries.

The awards are open to anyone over 18 years of age and the closing date for nominations is Friday, August 10.