Thank you to all of those who nominated your local hero for the Inspiring People Awards 2017! We are carefully looking at each of the wonderful people nominated to make the difficult decision of who should be the overall winner in each category.

The awards are a fabulous opportunity to say thank you to your local inspiration and a chance to give neighbours, friends, colleagues and community figures the recognition they deserve. There are awards for Inspiring Sportsperson, Inspiring Community Work, Inspiring Environmentalist, Inspiring Person Under 21, Inspiring Person over 70 and Inspiring in The arts. Winners will be announced at a glam soiree at the Boston Tea Party in Barnstaple on March 17, organised with Salt Media.