NOMINATIONS are now open to recognise the outstanding contribution made by residents of a Tyne Valley town during the coronavirus crisis.

County councillors Coun. Gordon Stewart and Coun. Ken Stow, who represent Prudhoe, are looking for residents of the town who have made a difference during the pandemic to honour them with the Prudhoe of Prudhoe awards.

Residents can contact Coun. Stewart to nominate those who have gone beyond the norm to support others.

The awards were discussed at last weeks meeting of Prudhoe Town Council on Wednesday, July 29.

Speaking at the meeting, Coun. Stewart said: "The pandemic is the worst thing this town has come through.

"It's been a huge effort that has gone extraordinarily well. People have gone a little bit further in Prudhoe, I've been inundated with nominations already."

The winners of the award will be announced at a special event in the town, when the circumstances around the pandemic allow.

Coun. Stewart added: "If I can find some money in my wife's purse, there will be a prize!

"There's still a pandemic, so we can't hold the awards ceremony yet. It will be the back end of the year before we can hold one."

A TV screen at the Spetchells centre on Front Street, will also display the names of those nominated.