Nominations wanted for Hartlepool Civic Society awards

The Reverend Janet Burbury, of Mary Magdalene Church in Hart shown receiving the trophy from Hartlepool Civic Society chairman Brian Walker in the company of fellow Civic Society members and contractors involved in the project.
The Reverend Janet Burbury, of Mary Magdalene Church in Hart shown receiving the trophy from Hartlepool Civic Society chairman Brian Walker in the company of fellow Civic Society members and contractors involved in the project.

CIVIC society officials are seeking nominations for striking buildings and beauty spots across Hartlepool.

Later this year Hartlepool Civic Society is to host its annual awards which recognises all that is great about buildings and landmarks in the town.

A number of categories are up for grabs, but nominations need to be in by next week.

Every year the Hartlepool Civic Society appeals for nominations for buildings that have improved the town over the last year, including beauty spots, renovations and wildlife projects.

The aim of the awards is to give people in town and surrounding villages, the opportunity to showcase what is best about their area.

Categories include conservation, environmental improvement and new build.

Val Lister, secretary of Hartlepool Civic Society, said: “Hartlepool Civic Society is seeking nominations from members of the public or organisations for their 2014 Annual Awards.

“This is an opportunity to recognise some of the projects in the town and villages which have been completed.

“The society has a number of categories including conservation, environmental improvement, new building, etc.”

The awards presentation itself is due to take place on October 20 when certificates and trophies are presented to the winners.

Previous winners include Hartlepool College of Further Education, in Stockton Street, the entrance gates at Tunstall Court, Inspirations Coffee House, in Tanfield Road, as well as private homes across Hartlepool.

This year will be the 27th the awards have been held.

Last year around a dozen buildings and projects were honoured and presented with certificates including St Mary Magdalene Church, who won the prestigious Rose Bowl for its new lighting system.

Meanwhile, Julie and Mike Bellwood picked up the Order of Merit trophy for the way they have transformed two houses into one but retained the original features.

Officials at the Hartlepool Civic Society have asked for all nominations to be received by Monday, September 15.

To submit a nomination, or for further information, email: hpoolcivsociety@onetel.com