Census 2021 heroes

Census 2021 is the 22nd census in England and Wales.

To celebrate this, we wanted to recognise the achievements of 22 ordinary people who have done extraordinary things.

22 purple plaques for Census 2021

Thank you for all the entries to nominate your local community heroes.

Our judging panel of Joanna Page, Imran Hameed, Deborah Okenla and Delwyn Derrick had the difficult job of choosing the winners.

For dedication to their local communities, we were delighted to award the 22 winners with their own, unique Census 2021 purple plaque.

Census 2021 Heroes in Wales

Floyd Haughton, Patrick Mulder, and Mirta and Jason Beasant.

Census 2021 Heroes in London

Safia Jama and Pamela (not shown).

Census 2021 Hero in Cumbria

Kerry Irving.

Census 2021 Heroes in the South East of England

Sulayman I and Jane Stanford-Beale.

Census 2021 Heroes in the South West of England

Jack Littlejohns and Tracey Fleming.

Jack Littlejohns and Tracey Fleming Purple Plaque Winners

Census 2021 Heroes in the West of England

Mat Callaghan and Kate Turner.

Census 2021 Heroes in the East of England

Bernadetta Omondi and Mick Pescod.

Census 2021 Heroes in the North East of England

Fareeha Usman and Anthony Wright.

Census 2021 Heroes in the North West of England

Ken from Everton in the Community (not shown) and Marilyn and Michael Holt.

Census 2021 Heroes in the Midlands

Michael Johnson-Ellis and Clive Lawrence.

Micheal Johnson-Ellis and Clive Lawrence Purple Plaque Winners

Census 2021 Heroes in Yorkshire

Donna Varley and Peter Singh.