RESIDENTS of Crewe are invited to nominate the town’s heroes for this year’s Civic Awards.

Crewe Town Council wants residents to put forward any individuals, groups or organisations who have made a positive difference to the town for this year’s ceremony, Awards will be given out in four categories in 2017.

The Mayor’s Civic Award will recognise an individual who has made an outstanding contribution for the benefit of the Crewe community and who has clearly gone ‘above and beyond’ what would ordinarily be expected of them.

The Arts, Culture and Sport Award will go to an individual, group or organisation who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the arts, culture or sport.

The Youth Award will recognise an individual under 21 years old, or a group or organisation focused on working with young people, who has benefitted the community.

Finally, the Business Award will go to an individual or organisation who has demonstrated initiative and enterprise in business within Crewe.

Nominations should be no more than 200 words in length, and submitted in writing to Crewe Town Council by 12pm on Sunday, March 12.

They can be sent by email to, or by post to Crewe Town Council, 1 Chantry Court, Forge Street, Crewe, CW1 2DL.

Cllr Marilyn Houston, mayor of Crewe, will present the awards in the Academy Restaurant, South Cheshire College, on Friday, March 24.

Tickets for the Civic Awards dinner cost £25 and can be purchased by emailing or by calling 01270 756975.

Proceeds will go towards Cancer Research UK and Crewe Alexandra Ladies Football Club.

Kitchen fire TWO fire crews were called to a property in Crewe on Wednesday afternoon after reports of a cooker fire.

The incident occurred in Hinton Road at around 2.40pm and required the attendance of firefighters who used a high pressure fan to clear the smoke.