DEDICATED Kidderminster folk who have done their bit to improve the lives of residents were honoured at a prestigious awards ceremony.

Kidderminster Town Council hosted the annual Community Awards to recognise individuals, projects and organisations for their commitment.

Over 100 guests attended on the evening, held at the Town Hall, and Julian Brinton, Managing Director of Wool Classics was the guest of honour presenting the awards.

There were six awards across Kidderminster and this year also included the introduction of a specific ‘Youth Award’ while catering and photography was provided by students from The Academy.

Kidderminster Mayor Councillor Martin Stooke said: “We believe these Awards are important to recognise the unsung heroes of our town.

“It is great to see that there are so many generous people working quietly and passionately to help keep Kidderminster the wonderful place that it is.”

Councillor Sally Chambers, Chairman of Events Committee said: “Again this year it’s been great to hear of such fantastic acts of kindness and dedication from the Kidderminster people.

“We were overwhelmed with nominations for this year’s Kidderminster Town Council Community Awards, it was hard to choose the finalists and winners. Congratulations to all nominees, you are the true heroes of our community.”

The winners for each ward were Michelle Medler and The Pickup Artists in Aggborough and Spennells, Susan Owen for Foley Park and Hoobrook, Spike Betterton for Broadwaters, Graham Knight for Offmore and Comberton, Dave Griffin for Blakebrook & Habberley South and Dave and Ann Denton for Franche and Habberley North. The Youth Award was presented to Nicole Ford.