Awards for green projects

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MORE than 30 groups and individuals will be vying for top honours at the green awards.

The shortlist has been revealed for the 2012 County Durham Environment Awards, to be announced at a ceremony in Durham City, tomorrow.

Organised by the County Durham Environment Partnership to reward great design, environmental guardianship and community spirit, the awards will be presented in 11 categories, including a volunteer group of the year section being held for the first time.

Among the projects making the shortlist are the redevelopment of a miners’ memorial hall, the creation of a polytunnel classroom and the restoration of a town hall clock and stained glass.

Chairman Terry Collins said: “It’s great that the awards continue to attract really high quality entries.”