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.

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.

2017 Ambassadors

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

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




sir Patrick Stewart

Brian Robinson

Barry Fretwell

Chris Breare

George Webster

Roy Parry

Norma Branning

Sgt. Kay Ward

Harry Crowther

Eric Ellis

Col. David Eastman

Hugh Bowden

Howard Tomlinson

Karen Bullivant

Gillian Lockwood


Cllr Janet Hirst

Mrs Selina Wroe

Flt Sgt Mark Andrews

Frances Stott

Jake Healey

Simon Reevell


Flt Lieutenant Peter Doubell

Rev. Michael Stopford

Pauline Rodgerson

Frank Wright


None Awarded


Rev. Helen Butler

Christine Sykes

Grahame Forster

James Dedman

David Pinder


Peter Dransfield

Roger Leedham

Les Moss

Peter Gummerson

Ruth Edwards

John Daniels