NOMINATIONS are now open for the 2014 Town Awards.

The awards, which are organised by Knutsford Town Council, aim to recognise the contribution made by individuals, businesses and groups to the community of Knutsford.

This year there are a total of four categories – Civic Award, Business Award, Community Award and a new addition for under 21s, the Youth Award.

“Knutsford is such a fantastic place to live thanks to the hard work undertaken by the people in our community,” said Knutsford Town Mayor Barbara Coan.

“The Council has added a new award to recognise the contributions of the younger members of the Knutsford community and encourage everyone to think about who they believe deserves recognition for the work they do.”

The Town Awards will be presented on Civic Sunday and nominations can be made on the council website, at the library, the Welcome, the Heritage Centre, Booths and Waitrose. Nominations can also be made at the Lions Street Fayre on May 26.