Each year Mirfield Town Council celebrates the achievements of local people by appointing them Ambassadors of the town. The presentation of the awards takes place annually at the Civic Sunday Service.
2017 Ambassadors were honoured during the Civic Service at St Mary's Parish Church on Sunday 30th April by Mayor Cllr Sean Guy.
The recipients of the 2017 awards are:
Cllr Paul Blakeley - For services to the town inc Mirfield Show, Mirfield Bonfire & Mirfield Beer Festival
Cllr Lees-Hamilton - For services to the town, Mayor of Mirfield 2013-2016 and Kirklees ward councillor & instrumental in the installation of Knowl Skate Park
Derek Highe - For his annual Christmas Light display and fundraising for Kirkwood Hospice
Laura Brown - For services to the annual St Mary's Pantomime
Matthew Thornton - For Services to 868 (Mirfield) Squadron, Air Cadet instructor
2016 Ambassadors were presented with their Ambassador Awards during the Civic Service on Sunday 24th April @ St John's Church Upper Hopton by Mayor Cllr Vivien Lees-Hamilton.
The recipients are:
Richard Hartley - For Help in Boxing Day floods and Community Group My Mirfield
Clare Moorhouse - For the Mirfield Christmas Appeal
Jenny Tomlinson Walsh - For her achievements as Chair of Friends of Mirfield Library, securing the service in Mirfield
Leah Silvester - For all her outstanding achievements as a member of the 868 Mirfield Squadron Air Cadets
The Ambassador scheme was set up in 2010 by then Mayor Cllr David Pinder for those who have made a significant contribution to civic life in the town or who have through achievement brought recognition and credit to Mirfield.
sir Patrick Stewart
Sgt. Kay Ward
Col. David Eastman
Cllr Janet Hirst
Mrs Selina Wroe
Flt Sgt Mark Andrews
Flt Lieutenant Peter Doubell
Rev. Michael Stopford
Rev. Helen Butler