paula3.jpgPaula Sherriff, newly-elected MP for Dewsbury, is delighted to announce that nominations for the annual Arqiva Emley Moor Community Award will open on Wednesday 1st July. The award aims to celebrate unsung local heroes by inviting people to recognise their contribution towards the lives of individuals, or the work of charities and community projects.  

Nominations for the 2015 award will run until Friday 31st July and can be sent to Paula by email at or by post to her constituency office at 30 Northgate, Dewsbury, WF13 1DX. Anyone wishing to put forward a candidate -; whether a friend, neighbour, family member or colleague, should include his or her own contact details, including address, telephone number and, where applicable, email address, as well as a short description of their nominee’s contribution to the local area. Please also note that nominees must be resident within the Dewsbury constituency. 

Once the nominations have closed, Paula will be joined on the judging panel by the editors of three local papers – Neil Atkinson of The Huddersfield Examiner, Hannah Thaxter of The Reporter and David Bentley of The Press, as well as Neil Moss, Arqiva’s Head of Public Affairs.

The winner and two guests will be invited to an awards ceremony which will take place at the top of the iconic Emley Moor Mast.

 Paula said “I’m thrilled to launch “The Emleys. I know that across our constituency, there are dozens of people who work tirelessly for their communities – often behind the scene -; without seeking reward or glamour. ‘The Emleys’ will give us the opportunity to acknowledge the contribution made by these outstanding individuals. I look forward to working with my co-judges, Neil, Hannah and David and would like to thank Arqiva for their ongoing commitment and support”.  

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