Groups encouraged to enter 2013 awards

Community groups, environmental projects and individuals who go the extra mile to improve their local environment are being urged to enter this year’s LOVE Northumberland Awards.

BBC Look North’s Carol Malia has been announced as the host of the awards at Alnwick Garden on July 10.

In their third year, the awards are presented by the Duchess of Northumberland along with main sponsor the Banks Group and other supporting organisations.

Carol Malia said: “I am a huge lover of Northumberland myself but I know that it takes hard work and dedication to make and keep the county green and clean.”

There is still time to be in with the chance of an award this year – with the deadline for entries Friday, May 31.

The award categories have been extended this year to include one for the individual whose efforts towards their local environment make them stand out from the crowd, and also for the best environmental project by a business.

Nomination forms and further information is available at www.northumberland.gov.uk/love, or by calling 0845 600 6400.