COMMUNITY heroes who have gone the extra mile to help others are being honoured.

The shortlist of Knutsford’s special people has been announced by Knutsford Town Council ahead of the town awards ceremony next week.

The awards, which are sponsored by the Forum of Private Business, recognise the work individuals, community groups and businesses undertake for the Knutsford community.

The community is invited to attend the awards ceremony which takes place in St John’s Church on Wednesday, September 15 from 7pm.

Town clerk Adam Keppel-Green said: “The judging panel was really impressed by the incredible work taking place across the Knutsford community.

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“These awards aim to shine a light on those people who make Knutsford that extra bit special and everyone shortlisted should be incredibly proud that someone has taken the time to nominate them for an award”.

Here are the nominees shortlisted in each category

Civic award

Maggie Clayton

Russell Coulston

Sarah Flannery

Kevin Griffiths

Paul Langley

Ian Robertson

Business Award

Boxed Red Marketing

Dexter and Jones

Techno Type

The Tea Room

Community Award

Fresh Start Baby Bank

Knutsford and District Talking Newspaper

Knutsford Rotary Club

Extra Mile Award

June Curbishley (Boots)

Sandra Curties (Knutsford Town Council)

Anthony Naylor (Cheshire Fire Service)

Sarah Pownall (The Welcome)

Noey West (Waitrose)