Nominate local heroes to become Sheffield’s latest living legends

Jessica Ennis unveils her plaque

Jessica Ennis unveils her plaque

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HAVE your say on the next well-known Sheffield face to be honoured with a plaque on the city’s Walk of Fame.

Sheffield Council is asking for nominations for the next person to join the likes of local heroes Jessica Ennis, Sean Bean, Michael Palin and Def Leppard.

An independent panel will then sift through the suggested names and choose this year’s legend.

So far 17 celebrities have been honoured, although not all have unveiled their plaques yet.

Lord Mayor, Coun Sylvia Dunkley, said: “This is a very special honour that I know the legends really value, as they are nominated by the people of Sheffield and chosen by an independent panel.”

She told readers of The Star: “You now have an opportunity to nominate those who have brought recognition to Sheffield at national or international level. We already have some wonderful legends in our ‘Walk of Fame’ and there are several personalities who have a strong claim to join them.

“I hope everyone will send in their favourite local heroes.”

Those eligible for the awards must either have been born in Sheffield or have a very strong association with the city and must have achieved recognition at national or preferably at international level.

Nominees will be required to write a short note of around 50 words to say why their choice should receive the honour.

Nominations may be sent to the Lord Mayor, Sheffield Council at the Town Hall, Pinstone Street, Sheffield S1 2HH, by post clearly marked ‘Sheffield Legends’. You can also email to lordmayor@sheffield.gov.uk by Friday, February 3.