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Environment Awards 2019

Nominations are now closed for the County Durham Environment Awards which reward 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.

They are hosted by the County Durham Environment Partnership, with the aim of recognising the efforts of a range of organisations and individuals. Winners were recognised at a ceremony at Hardwick Hall Hotel (thanks to funding from our sponsors) on 23 October.


This year's winners are:

  • Auckland Tower, Built Environment, Category winner/Outstanding
  • Beamish Park Gardens, Built Environment, Category winner
  • Little Green Croft Farm,  Built Environment, Highly Commended
  • Mining Art Gallery, Built Environment, Highly Commended
  • St Cuthbert's Roman Catholic Primary School, Climate Change, Highly Commended
  • Beamish Park Golf Club, Climate Change, Highly Commended
  • County Durham Single Use Plastics Pledge, Community Partnership, Highly Commended
  • Peterlee Community Garden, Community Partnership, Category Winner
  • River Gaunless for People for Wildlife,  Community Partnership, Highly Commended
  • St Mary Magdalene Church, Craftmanship, Highly Commended
  • West Mural Tower Craftmanship, Category Winner
  • Morrison Busty Nursery, Greener Business, Highly Commended
  • Park Head Hotel, Greener Business, Category Winner/Outstanding
  • Pallet Earth, Greener Business, Highly Commended
  • Polemonium Plantery, Greener Business, Highly Commended
  • Friends of Belmont Scrambles, Natural Environment, Highly Commended
  • Lowlands Heath Project, Natural Environment, Highly Commended
  • Burnhope Community Centre, Places and Spaces, Highly Commended
  • St John's Hall Meadowfield, Places and Spaces, Highly Commended
  • Easington District Angling Society, Places and Spaces, Category Winner
  • Greenfield Community College, Schools and Colleges, Highly Commended
  • Gilesgate School Community Allotment, Schools and Colleges, Highly Commended
  • Nettlesworth Primary School, Schools and Colleges, Highly Commended
  • Sedgefield Community College, Schools and Colleges, Highly Commended
  • St Bedes Primary School, Schools and Colleges, Category Winner
  • St Josephs Primary School, Schools and Colleges, Highly Commended
  • Bishop Auckland and Coundon in Bloom, Volunteer Group, Highly Commended
  • Bournmoor Conservation Group, Volunteer Group, Highly Commended
  • Cultivate 4 Life, Volunteer Group, Category Winner
  • Durham University staff volunteering, Volunteer Group, Highly Commended
  • Kynren volunteers, Volunteer Group, Category Winner/Outstanding
  • West Rainton Group, Volunteer Group, Highly Commended
  • John Longmoor, Volunteer Over 18, Highly Commended
  • Ken Neat, Volunteer Over 18, Category Winner
  • Tommy Shaw, Volunteer Over 18, Highly Commended
  • Dr Vivien Kent, Volunteer Over 18, Highly Commended
  • Esme Wreath, Volunteer under 18, Highly Commended
  • Faye Priestley, Volunteer under 18, Category Winner
  • SYP Wombles, Volunteer under 18, Highly Commended
  • County Durham Single Use Plastics Pledge, Waste Management, Category Winner

Environment Awards support

The environment awards are supported by

Northern EchoDurham County CouncilWildlife TrustCitrus Group logoLichfields logoBanks groupDurham UniversityTolent logoEsh Group logoDere Street Homes logo