Search is on for heroes

Last year's winners in Blyth.
Last year's winners in Blyth.

Nominations have now opened for the next round of Northumberland Local Heroes awards.

Northumberland County Council want to hear about individuals or businesses who 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.

The awards have three categories; good neighbours, businesses supporting their community; and community champions. Nominations can be made online at or by picking up a form at any council library, customer information centre or tourist information centre.

Coun 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.”

Nominations will close at midnight on Friday, November 25.