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Entries open for this year's LOVE Northumberland awards


Applications are now open for this year’s LOVE Northumberland Awards – the annual celebration of all that is great about community environmental work in the county.   

The awards, now in their 13th year, will culminate in a special event at the Alnwick Garden with the Duchess of Northumberland in the summer.  

Community groups, schools and individuals can apply in seven different award categories for projects and initiatives which improve their local areas or neighbourhoods.  

The LOVE Northumberland Awards 2024 allow the county council to recognise the fantastic work of a great many groups and individuals who are doing their bit to make the county greener and cleaner.  

Councillor Colin Horncastle, cabinet member for Looking After Our Environment at Northumberland County Council said: “Protecting the environment, our biodiversity and our green spaces is a real focus for us and we’re delighted to be getting this year’s awards underway. 

“This is such an uplifting event, celebrating the amazing work of schools and community groups, as well as individual volunteers, whose commitment showcases the fantastic environmental work going on in our beautiful county.   

“It’s definitely one of the highlights of our year and judges are always extremely impressed with the high calibre of nominations. I am sure this year will be no exception.    

“If you have an environmental story to tell, please make an application.” 

Entries are invited for the categories of:  

  • Best children’s project;   

  • Best young people’s project;   

  • Best urban project;   

  • Best coast or countryside project;   

  • Outstanding individual;   

  • Best community response to the climate change emergency  

The closing date for entries for the 2024 awards is Friday 3 May at 4pm, and full details and an application form can be found at www.northumberland.gov.uk/love   

Winners will be presented with their awards by Her Grace the Duchess of Northumberland at an event at The Alnwick Garden on Thursday, June 13. 


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