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Environment Awards 2017

Rewarding great design, environmental guardianship and community spirit in County Durham. For everything you need to know about the Environment Awards including details of previous projects see Environment Awards brochure (PDF, 1Mb)

2017 winners

Winners of the 2017 Environment Awards were announced on 23 November 2017.

All winning entries

The full list of winning entries is below. You can also find more details about each of the winning projects and volunteers in the winners' brochure.

Read our Environment Awards Winners Brochure (PDF, 8Mb) 

CategoryWinnerCategory Winner of Highly Commended
Built EnvironmentCrook Hall Visitor CentreCategory Winner
Built EnvironmentTeesdale HouseHighly Commended
Climate ChangeThe Ogden Centre for Fundamental PhysicsCategory Winner
Community PartnershipGrowing Forward TogetherCategory Winner
Community PartnershipLumley Park Burn RestorationHighly Commended
Community PartnershipNorthumbrian Water Courtyard - A Space for AllHighly Commended
CraftsmanshipBrothers at WarCategory Winner
Greener BusinessBuddy Bench - Inclusive EducationHighly Commended
Natural EnvironmentBale Hill, Dene Burn and Four Lane Ends WoodsCategory Winner
Places and SpacesCornerstone Sensory GardenCategory Winner
Places and SpacesCommunity WOW FactorHighly Commended
Places and SpacesDurham Floral DisplaysHighly Commended
Places and SpacesWitton Gilbert Village Centre ImprovementsHighly Commended
Places and SpacesWitton Park Memorial Garden  Highly Commended
Schools and CollegesWheatley Hill Community Forest and Beach ClubCategory Winner
Schools and CollegesWingate Nursery School - In2NatureCategory Winner
Schools and CollegesThe Environment ClubHighly Commended
Volunteer Group of the YearVan Mildert College OutreachCategory Winner
Volunteer Group of the YearCommunity Allotment for More Mature FolkHighly Commended
Volunteer Group of the YearFriends of Stockton Road CemeteryHighly Commended
Volunteer Group of the YearFriends of Wharton ParkHighly Commended
Volunteer Group of the YearThe BloomersHighly Commended
Volunteer of the Year - under 181st Burnmoor ScoutsCategory Winner
Volunteer of the Year - under 18Young Firefighters AssociationCategory Winner
Volunteer of the Year - over 18Alan LeathardCategory Winner
Volunteer of the Year - over 18Fernie BoormanHighly Commended
Volunteer of the Year - over 18Richard JuddHighly Commended
Volunteer of the Year - over 18Norman MidgeleyHighly Commended
Volunteer of the Year - over 18Bob SorleyHighly Commended
Volunteer of the Year - over 18Howard SmithHighly Commended
Volunteer of the Year - over 18Malcolm WatsonHighly Commended
Waste ManagementHazardous Waste Reduction and Zero to LandfillHighly Commended
Waste ManagementIlluminating WasteHighly Commended

Environment Awards support

The Environment Awards are supported by:

Northern Echo

 

 Durham County Council Wildlife Trust Groundwork Banks groupDurham University