AN awards scheme in memory of a man who devoted years of his life to helping council tenants has been launched by Kirklees Council.
The Mayor of Kirklees, Clr Mary Harkin, formally launched the Kevin Jordan award scheme.
She also met the Brooklyn Rangers - a group among the first winners of the awards which are targeted at people working with children and young people on Kirklees council estates.
Brooklyn Tenants and Residents Association hosted the launch at Brooklyn Grange, Birstall.
Kevin Jordan, who lived on Fieldhead Estate in Birstall, was vice-chairman of Kirklees Federation of Tenants and Residents' Association (KFTRA) for 10 years.
He was also a member of the Batley Housing Management Committee. He died in August 2003.
The awards are jointly sponsored by KFTRA and Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing, and they encourage children and young people to help others and to improve their local environment.
The winners receive £1,000 towards carrying on their good work.
Cliff Whiteley, who heads both organisations, said: "Many people who never knew Kevin have benefited from his voluntary work for the community of Kirklees. These awards are a fitting tribute to a remarkable man."
Clr Andrew Cooper, the council cabinet member with responsibility for Housing, said: "It is important for young people to see that they can make a positive impact on their community and local environment.
"Kevin Jordan was someone who knew that power was not just the remit of politicians and that people could make their surroundings better."
Anyone interested in entering a project for an award, or would like more information, should contact Philip Hardstone on 01484 221223.