Groups and individuals honoured for making Northumberland a better place

Duchess of Northumberland hands out Love Northumberland awards to community and volunteer groups

LOVE Northumberland heart of winners
LOVE Northumberland heart of winners

The Duchess of Northumberland has helped to celebrate the best in community and voluntary work across the county at an awards event.

The LOVE Northumberland awards saw prizes given to 11 groups and organisations, while two schools also received awards in the Northumberland Schools Recycling Green Points Challenge.

Best new project went to Friends of Pegswood Community Woods, which has been developed through local people coming together with the aim of improving a green space in the village.

Best urban project to Wellbank Green Improvement Scheme in Corbridge, while the best coast or countryside project was awarded to Spittal Improvement Trust at Berwick for Spittal beach cleans.

The best young people’s project category was won by Whistle Art Stop at Haltwhistle for its ‘Klarty Klub’ and the best children’s project by The Broomley Bee Project at Stocksfield.

The award for the individual whose efforts or commitment help to enrich the environment of Northumberland was presented to Eleanor Phillips, who works with the community at Boulmer to keep local beaches clean.

LOVE Northumberland awards individual winner Eleanor Phillips with the Duchess of Northumberland.
LOVE Northumberland awards individual winner Eleanor Phillips with the Duchess of Northumberland.
 

Coun Kathy Graham, civic head of Northumberland County Council, said: “These awards are about celebrating the amazing work that individuals and groups do in a voluntary capacity to improve our environment right across Northumberland.

“We hope that all those who were shortlisted for an award enjoyed their visit to the Alnwick Garden - a stimulating place for anyone who is interested in horticulture or the environment.“

Josephine Butler Primary at the Northumberland Church of England Academy at Ashington was the winner of the first Northumberland Schools Recycling Green Points Challenge after pupils got involved in a wide range of ‘green’ activities.

The awards were developed by Northumberland County Council through its LOVE Northumberland campaign, with the aim of promoting the work of the council and its many partner organisations, community groups and volunteers who all work towards preserving and enhancing the environment in the county.

LOVE Northumberland awards presentation party and sponsors
LOVE Northumberland awards presentation party and sponsors
 

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