The search is heating up to find ‘the local heroes who are the backbone of Formby’s close knit community.’

Entries are being taken for the Pride of Formby Awards, sponsored by Formby Parish Council, which cover an array of subjects from schools, sport and the arts to fundraising, charity work and caring.

There are also awards for individual courage and for those who go the extra mile in making life better for others.

Nominations from members of the public have to be in by noon on Monday, February 24 and the winners will be announced at a gala night at the Gild Hall on Church Road on Friday, March 27.

Entry forms can be found at or by collecting a nomination form from Formby Library on Duke Street