Accolades for green projects across county

Groups, organisations and individuals across the county were honoured at the LOVE Northumberland awards ceremony on Monday evening.

Wednesday, 22nd June 2016, 16:47 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 16:07 pm
Josephine Butler Primary Campus in Ashington won the best urban project award. Picture by Andrew Bryson Photography.

Representatives of all shortlisted entries attended the event at The Alnwick Garden, which was supported by main sponsor The Banks Group and hosted by BBC Look North’s Carol Malia.

The accolades were handed out by the Duchess of Northumberland.

Jean Bell, right, receives her award from the Duchess of Northumberland.

Winners included Josephine Butler Primary Campus in Ashington (best urban project), Newsham Primary School in Blyth (school waste category) and Beaconhill Primary School in Cramlington (best new project) and the best young people’s project award went to Leading Link for its Plessey Woods Art Trail.

Jean Bell, manager of the Briardale Community Centre in Blyth, was among the successful individuals.

She has supported different individuals and groups in a variety of environmental projects for 16 years.

The runners-up at the awards, developed by Northumberland County Council, included Croftway Primary Academy in Blyth (best urban project) and the Holywell in Bloom group.

Jean Bell, right, receives her award from the Duchess of Northumberland.

Winning entries received £250 and runners-up £100 for their project or activities.