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Environment Awards 2015

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

2015 Winners

Winners of the 2015 Environment Awards were announced on Tuesday 24 November.

Outstanding awards

Two outstanding awards were presented

  • Wear Referrals Veterinary Hospital (Built environment and Climate change categories)
  • Dylan Etheridge (Volunteer of the year - under 18)

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 2015 (interactive version) or download Environment Awards 2015 winner brochure (PDF, 6Mb).

CategoryNomineeAward or Commendation 
Built environmentThe Bowers, Durham CityAward
Built environmentWear Referrals Veterinary Hospital, BradburyAward
Built environmentBluebell Court, Lanchester Commendation
Built environmentMainsforth Sports PavilionCommendation
Built environmentMayfield Renovation, WolsinghamCommendation
Built environmentSt Romald's Church, RomaldkirkCommendation
Built environmentViewPoint, Consett Business ParkCommendation
Climate changeAONB Partnership Peatland Programme, North PenninesAward
Climate changeWear Referrals Veterinary Hospital, BradburyAward
Community partnershipCommunities Together Achieve More, Newfield and Pelton Lane EndsAward
Community partnershipGrape Lane, Durham CityAward
Community partnershipBlooming Chester-le-StreetCommendation
Community partnershipCatchgate Neighbourhood Planter SchemeCommendation
Community partnershipTanfield in BloomCommendation
CraftsmanshipDurham School Chapel Window, Durham CityAward
CraftsmanshipMayfield Renovation, WolsinghamAward
CraftsmanshipRestoration of Historical Duck Decoy, SedgefieldCommendation
CraftsmanshipSt Andrew's Church, WinstonCommendation
Greener businessBranding the Message, Durham UniversityCommendation
Greener businessSpecial Educational Needs Range, Developed in County DurhamCommendation
Natural environmentBarnard Castle Weir RebuildCommendation
Natural environmentUpper Demesnes Hay Meadow, Barnard CastleCommendation
Natural environmentWoodhouse Community Primary School SUDS Scheme, Bishop AucklandCommendation
Places and spacesHorden DenesAward
Places and spacesFriends of Miner's Welfare, ChiltonAward
Places and spacesBoyne Place, Langley MoorCommendation
Places and spacesSt John's Square, SeahamCommendation
Schools and collegesSt Anne's Pupil Voice Groups, Bishop AucklandAward
Schools and collegesImagination Creation, Chester-le-StreetCommendation
Schools and collegesRiverLAB Tees - Tees Rivers Trust, TeesdaleCommendation
Schools and collegesSHOCflood, County DurhamCommendation
Schools and collegesSt Michael's RC Primary School Vegetable Garden, Esh VillageCommendation
Volunteer group of the yearOur Place, Shotton CollieryAward
Volunteer of the year - under 18Dylan EtheridgeAward
Volunteer of the year - over 18Bob SorleyAward
Waste managementGreen Move Out, Durham CityAward
Waste managementBin it Right, County DurhamCommendation
Waste managementOperation Stop It, County DurhamCommendation
School Electricity Reduction Award 2015Blessed John Duckett RCVA Primary, Tow LawAward

Environment Awards support

2015 Environment Awards are supported by:

  • The Northern Echo
  • Groundwork
  • Banks Group 
  • Durham Wildlife Trust
  • Durham County Council 

Northern Echo  Durham County Council  Wildlife Trust  Groundwork  Banks group