Search is on for county’s heroes

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THERE is still time to nominate local heroes for Derbyshire County Council’s Excellence in the Community Awards 2011.

The authority wants to hear about exceptional people, groups and organisations that have worked tirelessly in areas such as raising money for good causes, as volunteers and to protect and enhance the Derbyshire environment.

A prestigious ceremony will be hosted for winners at the Devonshire Dome, Buxton, on Monday, October 17.

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 fifth year.

Cllr Andrew Lewer, Leader of county council, said: “Every day some amazing Derbyshire people help others across the county.

“This is our chance to recognise their hard work and dedication.”