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Who is your Snow Hero?

During the recent severe weather there were countless tales of people going over and above to help others. Now there is an opportunity to recognise and honour your snow heroes.

Members of the Lincolnshire Resilience Forum (LRF), which is a multi-agency group which works together in the event of emergency situations, were touched by some of the tales about and support from members of the public, particularly local people and businesses.

They want to make sure those acts of kindness and heroism are recognised and thanked. An awards ceremony is planned in May to formally recognise those people.

So who is your snow hero? Did an individual or group do something extraordinary and astounding during the recent severe wintery weather?

There will be awards in six categories:

1.            Emergency Services individual

2.            Emergency Services group

3.            Non-emergency services individual

4.            Non-emergency services group

5.            Member of the public - individual

6.            Member of the public - group

Lincolnshire Police Chief Constable Bill Skelly, who is chairman of the LRF, said: "Lincolnshire was really hard hit by the recent severe weather and we had wonderful support from members of the public, particularly people who work locally in farming or businesses, and a great level of participation from the voluntary sector as well as the council and emergency services.

 "At times of need like these it's important we pause to say thank you to those who went out of their way to help others, however that happened, because all these tales of kindness just go to show what a wonderful sense of community exists here in Lincolnshire."

To nominate, please email snowheroes@lincs.pnn.police.uk providing your details and the details (name and contact details) of the person or group you are nominating. In no more than 300 words please say why you are nominating them as a snow hero. A panel will assess each of the nominations ahead of the awards ceremony at Police HQ in Nettleham on the evening of May 17.

Everyone who is nominated but not selected for an award will be sent a letter of appreciation in recognition of their efforts.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday, April 3.