Nominate your New Year’s Honours heroes

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It’s time to get thinking about who to nominate in our New Year Honours 2014, which rewards Belper’s unsung community heroes.

This will be the third year we have staged our honours as we seek to recognise the town’s community champions.

Each year we ask you to nominate who you think is an unsung hero.

It will be someone you think goes that extra mile for a club or group, or they may be a good neighbour who helps out an elderly resident.

They might even be a good samaritan, someone who stepped in in your hour of need and helped.

We first launched our honours when we noted that throughout the year there were so many people in Belper who carried out good deeds to help individuals or volunteered at an organisation in the town.

We thought these community stalwarts deserved some recognition as so many of them went humbly about helping others or promoting our town without a thought for recognition – despite richly deserving it.

Now we need you to tell us about them – don’t leave it to somone else to nominate or your worthy candidate might not get entered.

It’s easy and free to nominate too. You can email us at,uk, write to us at Belper News, 8 Heanor Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 8ER, contact us on Facebook at, Tweet us at @belperlatest. You can also call us on 0115 9 446186 or speak with our reporter Andrew Wakefield at his surgeries at the Strutts Centre (see page 9).