Call for local heroes nominations
Nominations have now opened for the next round of Northumberland Local Heroes awards in the run up to Christmas.
Northumberland County Council would like to hear about individuals or local businesses that go above and beyond to help out in their community and deserve a special thank you.
Heroes can be nominated for lots of reasons, from small one-off acts of kindness, to those who regularly make a big impact in their neighbourhood.
The awards have three categories; good neighbours, businesses supporting their community; and community champions. Nominations can be made online at northumberland.gov.uk/hero or by picking up a form at any council library, customer information centre or tourist information centre.
Councillor Liz Simpson, deputy business chair at Northumberland County Council, said: “I would urge everyone to really think about who has made a positive impact on their lives and nominate them to make sure they get the recognition they deserve.
“We know that there are a lot of heroes in our county but we need our residents’ help to find them and show our appreciation.”
Since the awards were launched in 2014, there has been 28 individuals and businesses recognised by the scheme throughout the county. There is no limit to the number of people that can win an award and each nomination will be considered on its individual merits.
Nominations will close at midnight on Friday 25 November and a presentation for winners will take place in early December.
You can find out more about the awards at northumberland.gov.uk/hero