Bright ideas in line for top awards - The Evesham Observer

Bright ideas in line for top awards

Evesham Editorial 1st Jun, 2018   0

A COMMUNITY-MINDED Evesham building chief is among a host of Vale individuals and businesses shortlisted for honours at the 2018 Intelligently Green Awards, organised by Wychavon District Council.

John Campbell-Muir has picked up a nomination in the individual and business section of the awards to be held on June 7 celebrating local green projects, activities and lifestyles which benefit the environment and the community or save money.

The owner of Muirs of Evesham came up with the idea for ‘Training the Future’ after becoming angry at the lack of job opportunities for those he feels the education system has left behind.

Since it began, young people have contributed to a host of local projects with some areas of Evesham being improved for the first time in more than a decade.

Alongside Mr Campbell-Muir in the individual and household category are Chris and Kathy Haynes for their roles in the green refurbishment of Harvington Village Hall, active involvement in Harvington Neighbourhood Plan, Worcestershire Heat Networks project and local food projects and Robin Walker for his active involvement in Transition Evesham Vale, Cyclefest, cycle training for schools and Evesham’s Green Plan.

Evesham’s Delicious Cafe has picked a nomination in the business and public sector section alongside Droitwich Salt, Churchfields Saltworks for the production of Droitwich Salt and The Orchard Getaway an off-grid, luxury glamping site set in a plum orchard at Hinton-on-the-Green.

Staff at Evesham Adventure Playground Association have been honoured for their community pantry, adventure playground and bike project in the community group category together with Evesham Methodist Church for their environmental programme and Inkberrow Millennium Green Trust for a replacement boardwalk around a historic moat.

The DeMontfort School has been recognised for its eco-school projects including a plastic reduction campaign and development of outside space in the schools, colleges and youth group category alongside Bredon Hill Academy Garden and Eco Action Team for a newt rescue project and Ashton under Hill First School for its campaign to promote the use of glass instead of plastic milk bottles in schools.

Coun Emma Stokes, executive board member for Environment and Street Scene, said: “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.

The winners will be announced at the ceremony hosted by leading British environmentalist and writer, Jonathon Porritt CBE at Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, Lower Smite Farm.

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