The nominations are in, the judging has taken place and we are little more than a week away from announcing the winners of the 2015 Croydon Champions awards.

Once again we have had a fantastic response from the public in highlighting the excellent work that is taking place across the borough.

The shortlisted three in each category, alongside representatives from Croydon Council, the business community and other dignitaries have been invited to Purley Hilton on January 28, where the winners will be revealed.

A raffle will be held on the night in aid of this year's charity of choice, Good Food Matters based in New Addington.

Nominations for Croydon Champions 2016 will reopen later this year.