The search is on to uncover the people of Hounslow who help make the borough a safer place to live in.

Nominations have opened for the 2015 Hounslow Community Safety Heroes awards in celebration of individuals and groups who have made a difference in the community over the past year, whether taking a stand against crime or doing a good deed.

People are urged to put forward the name of their unsung heroes, explaining what the person or people have done in order to be considered for the prestigious award.

Last year's award winners included a window cleaner who saved an elderly woman from a fire and a neighbourhood watch coordinator who helped police to close a local crack house.

Councillor Richard Foote, Hounslow Council cabinet member for community protection, said: “These awards are a chance recognise the borough’s many unsung heroes who have, in their own way, contributed to making the place we call home a better place to live, work and visit.

“I’d urge everyone to consider who they think deserves to have their efforts acknowledged on a very public platform in this way.

"There’s no better way to say thank you for the work they have done.”

Categories include:

  • Neighbourhood Watch
  • Individuals
  • Residents
  • Volunteers
  • Businesses against crime
  • Outstanding hero

Nominations are open to groups or individuals, residents or businesses, and should relate to members of the community, not those employed in a community safety role.

To nominate email or call 020 8583 2503 for a form. Deadline for nominations is May 8.