THE valuable role played by local shops in Huddersfield is to be recognised at an annual awards evening.
Each year, the Yorkshire Independent Grocers' Association asks for customers to nominate their favourite shop.
There are 20 categories, ranging from Best Local Shop, Best farm Shop, Best Village Shop, Best Local Post Office, Best Local Supplier to Best Local Product.
The association is a voluntary trade group which champions small retailers. "Local and village shops are at the very heart of local communities," said spokesman Peter Brant.
The closing date for nomination is January 20. They can be made to Mr Brant on 01325 374940.