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Environment Awards 2011


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

Winners of the 2011 Environment Awards were honoured at an event in Durham. Commendations and awards were announced at the event on Monday 10 October at the Radisson Blu hotel in the city.

Environment Awards Shortlist
 CategorySchemeAward/Commendation
Built environmentBarnard Castle Children's CentreAward
Built environmentLunedale Community Association's Carlbeck CentreCommendation (joint commendation in community partnership category)
Built environmentCornforth Parish Council's Conservation Area Enhancement SchemeCommendation
BusinessGreen Lane garden centre and tea roomsAward
BusinessNew College Durham - sustainability projectCommendation
CraftsmanshipPeter Kempsey Countryside Consultants' Barforth three structuresAward
Community partnershipBrandon Village community gardenCommendation
Community partnershipTrimdon community gardenAward
Community partnershipCornerstone Church project, Chester-le-StreetAward
Community partnershipLunedale Community Association's Carlbeck CentreCommendation (joint commendation in built environment category)
Natural environmentNorth Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty's Hay Time projectAward
Natural environmentWheatley Hill Angling ClubAward
Waste managementUK Coal's Stony Heap surface mine projectAward
Waste managementDurham University's Green Move Out schemeAward
Volunteer under 18Luke Birt: Cotsford Primary SchoolAward
Volunteer under 18Sarah Jackson and Dillon Morton: Durham Community Business CollegeCommendation
Volunteer under 18Danielle Hubery and Shannon Pottle: Easington Community Science CollegeCommendation
Volunteer over 18Trevor Stephenson: Heritage CoastAward
Volunteer over 18Iain Hutchinson: Thornley Primary SchoolCommendation
SchoolAllotment Project: Fishburn Primary SchoolCommendation
SchoolForest-of-Teesdale Primary SchoolCommendation
SchoolClued Up: Frosterley Primary SchoolAward
SchoolFlutterby Garden: Leadgate County Nursery and Infant SchoolCommendation
SchoolSt Joseph's Primary SchoolAward
SchoolEco Warriors: The Durham FederationAward

The awards also featured an 'outstanding' category for those entries which had gone beyond exceptional status in their category, and crossed several award areas. In 2011, two outstanding awards were given:

  • Trevor Stephenson for his voluntary work relating to the little tern on the Heritage Coast.
  • Countryside consultants for their craftsmanship, community involvement and exceptional restoration work on three historic structures in Barforth.

Find out more about about all of the winning entries:

Environment awards 2011 winning entries (PDF, 2Mb)

The Environment Awards were supported by:  

  • Groundwork
  • Northern Echo
  • Gentoo
  • Tesco
  • SSE
  • CE Electric
  • UK Coal