Praise for community heroes

North Halifax Neighbourhood Awards at St Catherine's Catholic High School.'Award winners, back (from the left) Karl Joyce, Martin Armstron and Robert Brown.'Front, Holly Jackson, 14, Shannon Flack, 13, Paige Spark, 13, and Kayleigh Jackson, 13.
North Halifax Neighbourhood Awards at St Catherine's Catholic High School.'Award winners, back (from the left) Karl Joyce, Martin Armstron and Robert Brown.'Front, Holly Jackson, 14, Shannon Flack, 13, Paige Spark, 13, and Kayleigh Jackson, 13.
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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.”

Winners were:

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.