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Deadline Extended for Love Where You Live 2015

There is now more time to nominate your environmental heroes as Rhondda Cynon Taf Council extends its deadline for entries for this year’s Love Where You Live Awards.

Do you know a recycling champion in your community or do you know someone who carries a spare bag to collect litter from the County Borough streets or perhaps you help your elderly neighbour to recycle – if you or someone you know are green minded – then get nominating today and scoop an award!

For the seventh consecutive year Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is welcoming nominations from the public to highlight all the green-heroes out there and the work that they have been undertaking in their local community.

The scheme rewards individuals, schools or local communities throughout the County Borough that have championed and introduced positive, inspiring and beneficial changes to the environment.

If you know of anyone that you feel deserves an award, then you can nominate them for the competition. But be quick as the closing date is April 24 2015!

There are 9 categories for the competition and there is no limit on the amount of different categories each applicant enters.

Community Environmental Champion
Most Innovative Environmental Project
Best School Environmental Initiative
Best Kept Community/Community Project
Best Environmental Partnership Initiative
Best Environmental Service Team of the Year
School Environmental Champion (Pupil)
School Environmental Champion (Teacher)
Local Authority Environmental Champion
Entering the Love Where You Live Awards is simple; you just need to fill out a short entry form that must be submitted by 24th April 2015. Applications will be placed before an independent panel of judges. The chosen finalists will be visited during May before the overall winner of each category is decided.

Councillor Ann Crimmings, Cabinet Member for Environment, Leisure & Sport, said: “Annually the Love Where You Live Awards have grown to become one of the highlights of the Rhondda Cynon Taf calendar as it involves so many different sections of the community who are committed to improving the local environment for the benefit of everyone.

“The entire concept, which was the brainchild of our Streetcare Team, has long-since been recognised as a positive, and even pioneering, approach to educating and inspiring the general public to assist us in improving their community.

“This is our opportunity to not only congratulate them on their achievements, but encourage others to follow suit. By working together we can make Rhondda Cynon Taf an even cleaner and greener place to live, work and visit.”

This year’s awards will be run at a reduced cost in line with the overall reductions to Council run events agreed by Cabinet.

Further information and application packs are available online at www.rctcbc.gov.uk/awards or alternatively by contacting the Streetcare team on 01443 827700 or email LoveWhereYouLive@rctcbc.gov.uk

Once completed, application forms should arrive no later than Friday 24th April to Love Where You Live, Streetcare Services, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council, Ty Glantaf, Unit B23, Taffs Fall Road, Treforest Industrial Estate, CF37 5TT.