Kids launch eco-honours

Dominic Malpass and Niamh Brennan from Darras Hall First School help to launch the LOVE Northumberland awards for 2012.
Dominic Malpass and Niamh Brennan from Darras Hall First School help to launch the LOVE Northumberland awards for 2012.
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NOMINATIONS are open for an awards scheme that honours environmental champions.

The second annual LOVE Northumberland accolades were launched at Darras Hall First School, which last year won the Best Children’s Project award for its outdoor area.

Schools, neighbourhood schemes and voluntary and community groups can put forward projects that preserve and enhance the environment or address green issues.

Best New Project, Best Ongoing Project, Best Young People’s Project and Best Children’s Project are four of the categories. A judging panel will also be looking for schemes that benefit urban areas, as well as coast or countryside projects.

The awards are supported by The Banks Group, the Co-operative’s Northumberland Area Committee and a number of local companies and organisations.

They will culminate in a presentation evening at The Alnwick Garden on Wednesday, July 4, when the Duchess of Northumberland will present prizes.

Winning entries will receive a £250 prize and runner-up projects a £100 prize to spend on something that will benefit the project or work in the community.

Nomination forms and further information are available at www.northumberland.gov.uk/love by email from environment@northumberland.gov.uk or by phone on 0845 600 6400.

The closing date for applications is Friday, June 8.