Spalding and district encouraged to enter environmental awards

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The search is on to find Lincolnshire’s most environmentally friendly businesses, communities, farms and schools.

Entries are being sought for the county’s most prestigious celebration of environmental excellence: The Lincolnshire Environmental Awards 2016.

A diverse range of people and groups traditionally enter the awards, co-organised by Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust.

Awards committee chairman Roger Pavey said: “The Lincolnshire Environmental Awards are a great way to showcase work and achievements, boost morale and reward individuals and teams for their hard work, and to inspire and encourage others to take action.

“They are a showcase, giving community groups, schools, businesses and farmers an opportunity to demonstrate they are playing their part in making Lincolnshire a better county.”

Past winners have included village community groups that have created wildlife areas; schools that have grown their own vegetables, built recycled bottle greenhouses and bug palaces; farmers that have restored and planted hedges, and created wetlands; and businesses that run their offices sustainably from recycling paper to collecting rainwater to wash fleet cars.

Categories are business, community, rural and farming, and Young Environmentalist. The winner of the Lincolnshire Young Environmentalist Award (for schools and youth groups with children aged under 13) will receive a prize of £250 and the runner-up a prize of £150.

To enter, write a short description of your project (200-300 words) and send it, together with a contact name, telephone number and email address to: Lincolnshire Environmental Awards, c/o Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, Banovallum House, Manor House Street, Horncastle, Lincolnshire LN9 5HF by Thursday, March 31.