Three of the best for Cramlington at the Love Northumberland Awards
June 22, 2023
Cramlington is celebrating after a very successful afternoon at the annual Love Northumberland Awards!
The awards are part of Northumberland County Council’s LOVE Northumberland campaign that promotes the work of the council and residents as they preserve and improve the environment, celebrate community spirit and work together to create a sense of pride and ownership in the county.
Cramlington Town Mayor Helen Morris was delighted with the success of the town saying “It was wonderful to hear the name Cramlington mentioned again and again. Firstly through the work of the team at Cramlington Town Council as they continue to develop the Wildspaces Hub and organise events such as Cramlington Conservation Day. Then to see two Cramlington community groups win their categories was just amazing. We know that Cramlington is a wonderful place and now word is spreading! I congratulate all the volunteers who give their spare time so willingly to make our town the fantastic place we know and love.”
In the Best Urban Project category, Cramlington Town Council was presented with a Highly Commended award for creating the Wildspaces Hub which brings together the local community to help and develop project ideas, redevelop wildspaces across the town, increase biodiversity and host the annual Cramlington Conservation Day.
The winners of the Urban Project category were Friends of Valley Park. This recently established group are transforming the Valley Park environment, clearing streams, relaying paths, and undertaking work to increase the biodiversity and wildlife in the beautiful, unspoilt green space that sits in the southeast corner of the town.
The success continued as Cramlington and District Red Squirrel group were declared the winners of the Best Coast and Countryside Project. Group Chairman Leon Savage said “We have won this award because of the time, hard work and support of our wonderful volunteers, they are just fantastic. I also want to thank all the other environmental groups who support us so well. We all pull together to do everything we can to protect these wonderful creatures.”
Pictured: The Duchess of Northumberland with members of Cramlington’s winning organisations and the individual groups.
Below, Cramlington Town Mayor Helen Morris and Cramlington Town Council’s Community and Youth Manager Maggie Martin receive their Highly Commended Award from the Duchess of Northumberland.
Below, Cramlington and District Red Squirrel Group members Richard Redshaw, Jack Welsh and Chairman Leon Savage receive their Award from the Duchess of Northumberland.
Below, Members of The Friends of Valley Park receive their Award from the Duchess of Northumberland.