Search on for local heroes

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A HUNT has been launched to find heroes from local communities.

People living in Dronfield, Chesterfield, the Hope Valley and other parts of north Derbyshire, are being asked to nominate people who work hard for their local area.

Derbyshire County Council is seeking entrants for its annual Excellence in the Community awards.

The authority wants to hear about exceptional people, groups or organisations who have been involved in voluntary, community or sporting organisations - or who have worked as individuals to improve their community.

Winners will be announced in a ceremony at the Devonshire Dome, Buxton, in October.

To nominate, log onto www.derbyshire.gov.uk/excellenceawards or call 08456 058 058. Nomination forms are also available in libraries.

The awards are open to anyone over 18 years of age and the closing date for nominations is Friday, August 19.