Awards will honour environmental work

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Unsung champions of the environment could finally earn recognition as the Love Northumberland awards open for entries.

The awards are run by Northumberland County Council to celebrate projects that improve neighbourhoods for the benefit of communities, rewarding the work of schools, voluntary groups and individuals.

Categories include Children’s Project, Young People’s Project, Urban Project, Coast or Countryside Project, Best New Project and Individual contribution.

Council Cabinet Member for Local Services Ian Swithenbank said: “The council organises these awards to encourage people to get involved and make a difference in their area, and to celebrate all the fantastic voluntary effort that goes on up and down the county each year.”

The honours will be presented by the Duchess of Northumberland at The Alnwick Garden on September 17.

To enter the awards visit www.northumberland.gov.uk/love or call 01670 622992. Nominations close on Friday, July 31.