We were very pleased to be part of the team that won an Award at the Durham Environment Awards 2015 recently. There were many entries and some fantastic community projects showing that there is a commitment by local people to help improve their own environment.
The Environment Partnership aims to develop innovative approaches to addressing environmental issues across County Durham and Horden Denes won an award own the Places and Spaces Category "For the outstanding contribution to the improvement of the local environment, regeneration of run down areas, creation of safer environments and the positive effect on the local economy, health and wellbeing of the local residents and visitors."
Horden Denes is an area of England on the Durham coast. It was once a colliery here and the beach was (and still is) covered in coal. But since the closure of the mines the coast is regenerating and wildlife that was sitting below the surface is emerging and flourishing. The local community are justly proud of this area and we worked with the community on the sculptural and interpretative outputs for the site. These included: Robust and green oak totem signage, Cor-ten Steel interpretative features and sculptural seating and picnic area.
See a list of winners here:
See some more pics below:
See more about the project including a video here.