Nominate Sheffield legends for ‘walk of fame’

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SHEFFIELD folk only have a few days left to nominate the 17th city hero to be honoured with a plaque on the ‘walk of fame’ outside the Town Hall.

The deadline for nominations for the next Sheffield Legend - following the likes of Michael Palin, Joe Cocker and Sean Bean is on Friday.

An independent panel will be given the tough task of choosing this year’s legend.

Lord Mayor Coun Alan Law 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.

“People 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 to make our Sheffield Legends truly representative of the celebrities from many walks of life associated with this city.

“The aim is to keep the Legends topical, so we are looking for people who the public can relate to today.”

Those eligible for the awards must either have been born in Sheffield or have a very strong association with the city.

They 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 must be sent to the Lord Mayor, Sheffield City Council, Town Hall, Pinstone Street, Sheffield S1 2HH by post clearly marked ‘Sheffield Legends’ or by email to lordmayor@sheffield.gov.uk.