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Shortlist for 10th LOVE Northumberland awards

Excitement is building for this year’s LOVE Northumberland Awards - which celebrate everything that is great about community environmental work in the county.

Twenty-four organisations and individuals are shortlisted in seven award categories in what is the 10th year for these awards.

Representatives of the shortlisted entries will attend a special event at the Alnwick Garden this Thursday, 5th September, where awards will be presented by Her Grace the Duchess of Northumberland.

Anna Foster from BBC Radio Newcastle will host the event.

Councillor Glen Sanderson, cabinet member for local services and the environment at Northumberland County Council said:  “These awards enable the council to highlight the fantastic work done by community groups, schools and individuals right across Northumberland each year.  

“As always, we had many very high quality entries, and shortlisting and judging were difficult jobs!  

“I very much look forward to meeting representatives of all of the shortlisted entries, and to celebrating all of their great work and their successes with them.”

The groups and individuals shortlisted in the 2019 awards are:

Schools Go Smarter Sustainable Travel Award:
Mickley First School
Stannington First School

Best Children’s Project:
Eastlea Primary School (Cramlington) - Eastlea's Recycling Superheroes
Scremerston First School  - gets to "The Point" about Beach Pollution
Warkworth C of E Primary School - Warkworth Primary Eco Club

Best Young People’s Project:
Cramlington Hillcrest Special School - The Bungalow Garden Project 
Prudhoe High School - Prudhoe Proud Hill Project Group 

Best Urban Project:
Friends of Ridley Park (Blyth) - Ridley Park Enhancement Project
Residents of Mains Place (Morpeth) - Mains Place
Tweedmouth Pickers - Community Litter Picks

Best Coast and Countryside Project:
British Divers Marine Life Rescue - BDMLR Northumberland Volunteers
Coast Care - (Northumberland) Coast Care Volunteers
Kielder Water Vole Partnership - Restoring Ratty
Sea Change (Berwick) - Plastic Free Berwick-upon-Tweed
Spetchells (Prudhoe) Conservation Interest Group - Spetchells Habitat Rescue

Best New Project:
Amble Men's Shed
Friends of Eastwood Park (Prudhoe) - Miners Lamp Community Cafe and Hub
Heddon Branches - Victrix Tree Sculpture
Tyne Rivers Trust - My Tyne: Adopt a Stream

Outstanding Individual:
John Anderson
Tom Grimwood
Maria Holdsworth
Edward Milligan
Rayer Waddell
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