Still time to honour your green heroes

There are just a few days left to nominate a special individual, group, school or business for this year’s LOVE Northumberland awards.

The search for people who go the extra mile in keeping the county beautiful will close for entries on Friday.

Nominations are invited for the categories of best children’s project, best young people’s project, best urban project, best coast or countryside project, best new project and an individual award.

Last year’s winners included the Friends of Pegswood Community Woods – the group received the best new project accolade for improving the area’s green space and monitoring rare and declining wildlife.

Ian Swithenbank, cabinet member for local services at Northumberland County Council, said: “The awards honour those who are dedicated and passionate about ensuring that Northumberland continues to be a stunning and welcoming place to live.

“These extraordinary people do so much to contribute to the conservation and improvement of our landscape.

“One of the main reasons for the awards being so successful since they were launched in 2011 is that there are so many excellent examples throughout the county of people who go above and beyond for the benefit of Northumberland’s scenery and environment.”

An awards ceremony, hosted by BBC Look North’s Carol Malia, will take place at The Alnwick Garden on September 17. The accolades will be presented by the Duchess of Northumberland and North East developer The Banks Group is sponsoring the awards and prizes.

For more information and to get an application form, call 01670 622992 or visit