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LOVE Award entries - one week to go!

Entries for the LOVE Northumberland Awards 2018 close on Friday 8 June.

To be in with a chance of winning this year check out the categories at and get your entry in today!

Submissions are invited from projects and initiatives which improve local areas or neighbourhoods for the benefit of the community - from environmentally minded groups, schools and individuals across Northumberland who have made a difference in their area over the past year.

The award categories are: best children’s project; best young people’s project; best urban project; best coast or countryside project; best new project; best school recycling project; and an award for an outstanding individual.

Cllr Glen Sanderson, cabinet member for the environment and local services at Northumberland County Council recently visited Newsham Primary School to view the work at the school which contributed to them gaining a runner-up award last year.

He said:  “The LOVE Northumberland awards celebrate the work of the schools, community groups and individual volunteers whose endeavours preserve and enhance the environment of our great county.

“It was very good to hear about the work at Newsham that led the school to gain recognition at the LOVE Northumberland Awards last year.  I am extremely pleased that this also led to teacher David Gregory being nominated to represent Northumberland at the recent Royal Wedding, a well deserved honour for him.

“We are welcoming entries for this year’s awards and I would encourage anyone with an environmental story to tell to get in touch and make an application.  As a council we want to protect and enhance Northumberland’s environment. Community involvement is critical to this, and we want to celebrate all of the effort that goes on day in and day out across the county.”

In the build up to Northumberland Day last year Newsham Primary spent the term celebrating all of the things that make the county special.  They studied Northumberland landscape architect Capability Brown, the history of the county flag and local dialects, and improved their school environment with a nature trail and bat boxes in the grounds.  

The closing date for entries for a LOVE Northumberland Award in 2018  is Friday 8 June and winners will be presented by Her Grace the Duchess of Northumberland at an event at The Alnwick Garden on Thursday 12 July.

The main sponsor of the annual awards is the Banks Group.

If you want to enter, or know someone who should, go to to find out more and download an application form.  You can also email or phone for an entry form or to find out more on 01670 622992.

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