LOCAL heroes were honoured at the Hastings Achievers Awards last night (Wednesday).
The audience at Sussex Coast College applauded as they were presented with their awards for extraordinary actions, generosity and commitment to others.
People turned out in force to support those who were rewarded for their commitment to their community, and recognised for helping to make their community a better place to live and work.
Observer editor-in-chief Keith Ridley co-hosted the free event with Beverley Thompson, senior public relations manager of Southern Water.
The evening began and ended in style with performances from students of Mad Fish Singing Studio including Bethany Rands-Walsh, Alice Auer, Elisha Edwards and Hannah Duval.