Green groups bid for award

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TWO village community groups have been put forward for countywide environment awards.

The Widdrington Station Allotment Society and the village litter pickers have been nominated for the LOVE Northumberland Rewarding Community Achievement Awards.

The groups were put forward by Widdrington Station and Stobswood Parish Council to recognise their commitment to improving the neighbourhood and give them a chance of winning £250 for their work.

The awards have been created by Northumberland County Council to honour projects that preserve and enhance the area, or address environmental issues.

Nominations close tomorrow and the awards will be presented at a ceremony at The Alnwick Garden on Wednesday, July 13.

For more information visit www.northumberland.gov.uk/love or call 0845 6006400.