Project still going strong

Jeannie Kielty from The Banks Group, Coun Kath Nisbet, Laura Waugh, Groundwork North East, and Friends of Pegswood Community Woods.
Jeannie Kielty from The Banks Group, Coun Kath Nisbet, Laura Waugh, Groundwork North East, and Friends of Pegswood Community Woods.

Volunteers who were honoured for reviving an area of woodland have been revisited one year later to see how the prize has helped them grow.

The Friends of Pegswood Community Woods supported by Groundwork North East, were joined by partners of the Love Northumberland Awards, a campaign which recognises and honours achievements of volunteers who go the extra mile to preserve and enhance the county’s environment and scenery.

The group won Best New Project at last year’s awards, for their dedication in improving green space, wildlife care and raising awareness of the heritage of an ex-coal mine.

Coun Kath Nisbet, civic head for Northumberland County Council, said: “I am confident that there are still many shining examples out there in Northumberland and I would urge people to come forward with their nominations while there is still time.”

LOVE Northumberland 2015 awards winners will be presented at an event at The Alnwick Garden on September 17.