11:00am Monday 2nd September 2013
Nominations are being sought for a new award recognising the best green or environmental initiative in Craven.
Run by Craven District Council in association with the Craven Herald, the Craven Community Champion Awards 2013 celebrate the achievement of individuals and groups in Craven and recognise the valuable contribution they make to their communities.
The new category – Best Green/Environmental Initiative – is sponsored by Craven District Council and recognises a project that has made a difference to the local environment.
This can include everything from cleaning up a green space to starting a recycling initiative, from starting an allotment group to organising a clothes swap.
Councillor Carl Lis, lead member for Greener Craven, said: “Being environmentally friendly is becoming increasingly more important.
“There are many individuals and organisations in Craven who put a great deal of effort into protecting and improving the local environment. So if you know anyone who has gone that extra mile to protect the environment, I urge you to nominate them for this very special award.”
Another award category is the Volunteer of the Year Award, sponsored by Yorkshire Housing.
This award recognises an individual volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution to their community.
Sue Duncan, from Yorkshire Housing, said: “Yorkshire Housing are committed to working in Craven’s communities and sponsoring the Volunteer of the Year Award enables us to work with our strategic partners and other businesses in the area to celebrate the work of individuals who make a real difference to our communities.”
The Craven Community Champion Awards are sponsored by Glusburn-based Cirteq.
To make a nomination visit www.cravendc.gov.uk/communitychampions The deadline is Friday, September 13, and entries will be shortlisted by judges in October, with the winners announced at a ceremony at the Coniston Hotel, Coniston Cold, on Thursday, November 7 from 6pm to 9pm.
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