AWARD: Recognising innovation

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The EBDA Award, one of the oldest community awards in the Borders and North Northumberland, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, recognises innovation, skill and enterprise in the area in which the old Eastern Borders Development Association was so effective in promoting regeneration in the 1960s and 1970s.

The 2015 Award was made to Greenvale AP, but the shortlists and award winners in recent years have included other local businesses, community groups, voluntary organisations and individuals.

Nominations are invited from organisations and individuals in the area for the 2016 award.

It will be made to a person or an organisation who, or which, through skill or effort, has made an outstanding contribution in social, economic or environmental fields in the 12 months up to November 30, 2016.

Further details of the award and nomination forms may be obtained from me on 01289 382541, or from the EBDA website at www.ebda.btik.com

The closing date for nominations is December 7.

Edward Cawthorn,

Hon Secretary