Beauty spots under spotlight

PEOPLE have the opportunity to promote beauty spots the town has to offer in an annual awards scheme.

The Hartlepool Civic Society is urging residents to get their nominations in for their 24th annual awards scheme.

Organisers are looking for buildings that have improved the town over the last year, including beauty spots, renovations and wildlife projects.

Residents from throughout the town and the surrounding villages are invited to enter, and organisers say it gives people the chance to promote the beauty in the area.

The awards scheme has proved popular in the past with winning projects including the renovation work at Hartlepool Sixth Form College, school garden projects and new tourism spots.

The five categories on offer are conservation, environmental improvement, new building, renovation and tourist potential.

Val Lister, secretary of Hartlepool Civic Society, said: “What we are looking for is things which have improved the town.

“The awards prove to be a great opportunity for people to show off their fantastic work in Hartlepool.

“We have had some brilliant entries in the past and hopefully will do again this time around.

“The competition is open to residents in Hartlepool and the surrounding villages.”

People have just over a week to get their nominations in.

The executive committee will then inspect the entries before deciding the winners.

An awards ceremony is then taking place at Wilton Grange, in Hartlepool, on Monday, October 24.

Nominations can be submitted by email to or by phone to Val Lister on (01429) 867160.

Deadline for entries is next Friday, September 9.