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Living Countryside Awards 2018 - category announcement

Monday, 12 March 2018 12:55

Warden Abbey Community Vineyard (CPRE Mark winner - Sustainable Enterprise category 2016) Warden Abbey Community Vineyard (CPRE Mark winner - Sustainable Enterprise category 2016) Barry Halton


We're looking for people and projects that are making a positive impact in our county.

Application forms are now available so please do begin to think about any local initiatives that might fit into any of the categories.


Each category now has its own page so please click through for more information.


Entries close 15th June 2018


Sustainable Enterprise

Recognising enterprises that bring benefits to the local economy, environment and community.

This could include:

  • Not for profit / community schemes
  • Traditional crafts
  • Innovative use of locally sourced materials
  • Eco tourism projects


Biodiversity & Landscape Improvement

Recognising initiatives that have enhanced the landscape and biodiversity of an area

This could include:

  • Creation of nature reserves, ponds etc.
  • Tree and hedgerow planting
  • Best practice in farming, such as; preserving the landscape or encouraging wildlife
  • Improvement of access to the countryside


Young People

Recognising projects by or for young people which encourage engagement with the natural world.

This could include:

  • School gardens, gardening clubs etc.
  • Education projects in out of school contexts – e.g. forest schools, heritage sites etc.
  • Community initiatives or campaigns led by young people


NEW for 2018 - Local Food & Drink

Recognising excellence in local produce and in production methods that are environmentally sensitive.

This could include:

  • Use of local produce
  • Traditional production methods
  • Businesses & shops focusing on local food and drink


NEW for 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

Recognising projects which use the local environment to promote mental and physical health.

This could include:

  • Walking groups with a mental health focus
  • Green gyms
  • Countryside initiatives aimed at increasing access for all


NEW for 2018 - Greening Urban Spaces

Recognising initiatives which seek to enhance our urban spaces.

This could include:

  • Pocket parks
  • Community gardens
  • Public spaces

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