September 28th, 2016

Hopefuls in the running for 2016 green awards

Hopefuls in the running for 2016 green awards Hopefuls in the running for 2016 green awards
Updated: 4:56 pm, Jun 02, 2016

THE shortlist for Wychavon District Council’s 2016 Intelligently Green Awards has been revealed.

More than 26 nominations were received for this year’s awards which aim to celebrate local green projects, activities and lifestyles that benefit the community or save money.

There will be five awards categories up for grabs at a special ceremony to be held on Friday, June 17 at Pershore College, which include individual, and household, small business, larger business and public sector, community group and school and college.

Nominated in the individual and household category are Stephen Martin, Lee Taylor and Mike Parker.

Ellenden Farm Shop, UNIQ Furniture, Pershore Weir Hydro Power and The Angel Inn have all been nominated in the small business category.

In the larger business and public sector Walsh Mushrooms, based on the Vale Park, is the only nomination.

Bretforton Community Shop, Cycle Evesham Vale, SeSaME have all been nominated in the community group category and in the schools and college category St Egwins Church of England Middle School, St Nicholas Federation Green Team and Pershore College.

Coun Emma Stokes, Executive Board Member for Environment and Street Scene at Wychavon District Council, said: “Once again the standard of entries was very high and the judges had a tough time selecting this shortlist.

“These shortlisted entries have all demonstrated how they have made a significant contribution to our Intelligently Green Plan themes and how they continue to promote greener practices to other people.

“I look forward to being part of the awards ceremony on 17 June when the winners will be announced.”

Alistair McGowan, who is hosting the awards, said: “I’m delighted to be part of Wychavon’s Intelligently Green Awards and to be part of a scheme that celebrates all that is innovative and community-driven when it comes to being environmentally-friendly, especially as it’s all happening in a place that is very close to my heart.”

For more information about the awards visit www.intelligently-green.com.

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