The date has been set for our second annual Oswestry Advertizer Community and Business Awards.

Last year we tasked you, our dedicated and loyal readers, with the task of nominating individual, businesses and groups who you feel have gone the extra mile.

Whether they be a sports star of the future, a business that is always willing to help and support its customers, or a volunteer who tirelessly works behind the scenes and never gets any recognition.

Well now we can all come together to say thank you to them all.

Our awards will be held on Sunday, June 2 from 2pm, and once again the fantastic team at The Venue in Park Hall have offered their services for the afternoon.

Support has also come from the British Ironwork Centre team, who are already busy creating the trophies we will be handing out on the day, and BBC Radio Shropshire’s James Bond will be lending a helping hand in compering the event.

And not forgetting all the businesses who have sponsored our 17 – yes, 17 – categories!

Emily Lloyd, editor of the Oswestry Advertizer, said: “The Community and Business Awards are a fantastic opportunity to recognise some of the lesser-known heroes who make our community what it is.

“I’m proud to be continuing this tradition which was introduced by my predecessor, Colin Channon, and I look forward to welcoming our nominees, those who nominated them, friends, family, and of course, the businesses who have supported this event because without them none of it would be possible.

“It’s going to be a great event.”

So now the hard work returns to you – out readers.

From next week we will be running voting forms with the names of all those nominated in each of the 17 categories. These forms will appear in the paper for three weeks and we need you to vote for your winners.

The only exception is the Lifetime Achievement award which will be selected by the Oswestry Advertizer and Oswestry Town Council.

In the meantime, all those nominated and those who nominated them, will be receiving a call inviting them to the awards ceremony so keep an ear out.