LOCAL heroes were out in force as their work in the community was recognised at an awards ceremony.
The third North Halifax Neighbourhood Awards was held at St Catherine’s Catholic High School in partnership with Trinity Academy, Holmfield, Halifax.
Ovenden and Mixenden Initiative organised the event, which recognises the work of people in Illingworth, Mixenden and Ovenden.
Deputy Mayor of Calderdale John Hardy, presented the awards.
Liz Broadley, neighbourhood manager for Ovenden and Mixenden Initiative, said: “We all had a lovely evening.
“We always get a great mix of all ages to celebrate the tremendous effort local people put into their community and the family atmosphere is superb.”
Contribution to the environment: The Friends of Ogden Water
Contribution to children & young people :The North Halifax School Crossing Patrol Team
Contribution to culture: Beechwood Road Local History Group
Contribution to sport & play: Joe Collins
Contribution to community involvement : Robert Brown
Young person of the year: Karl Joyce
Contribution to the older generation: Forest Cottage Girls Group
Contribution to work & training: Liam Maddens, North Halifax Skills Centre
Outstanding individual: Martin Armstrong
Lifetime Achievement award: Elizabeth Taylor
There was also a commendation for Janet Murray who was recognised for her 30 years as a school crossing patrol in North Halifax.