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Environment Awards 2018

Rewarding great design, environmental guardianship and community spirit in County Durham.

The County Durham Environment Awards is an annual event rewarding projects that demonstrate great design, environmental guardianship and community spirit across the county.

The 2018 awards were hosted by the County Durham Environment Partnership, with the aim of recognising the efforts of a range of organisations and individuals through the following award categories.

  • Built environment
  • Climate change
  • Community partnership
  • Craftsmanship
  • Greener business
  • Natural environment 
  • Places and spaces
  • Schools and colleges
  • Volunteer group of the year
  • Volunteer of the year - under 18
  • Volunteer of the year - over 18
  • Waste management

The Environment Awards have been running in County Durham for 29 years and over that time projects involving thousands of people throughout the county and beyond have been awarded or commended for their contribution to the environment. The 2018 awards took place on Thursday 8 November.

Winners were:

Community Partnership: Chester-le-Street in Bloom, Shildon Alive (joint winners)
Places and Spaces: Bishop Auckland Remembrance Garden, Belmont Allotments (joint winners)
Volunteer Group: Friends of Flass Vale
Volunteer over 18: Carolyn Stephenson, Ron Potter (joint winners)
Volunteer Under 18: Ben Hopson
Built Environment: Duresme Court, Durham Cathedral (joint winners)
Craftmanship: Durham Cathedral
Natural Environment: Brancepeth Beck Fish Pass
Greener Business: REfUSE Durham, Vegetable Oil Inks and Sustainable Newton Press (joint winners)
Schools and Colleges: Sherburn Primary School 
Waste Management: REfUSE Durham 

Durham Cathedral was given an outstanding award in the Built Environment and Craftmanship category and REfUSE Durham in the Greener Business and Waste Management category. Many other schemes, buidings and initiatives were highly commended on the evening.

Environment Awards support

The environment awards were supported by

Northern Echo

Durham County CouncilWildlife TrustCitrus Group logoLichfields logoBanks groupDurham University