Date published: 6th September 2019

North Norfolk District Council is delighted to announce that this year’s Environment Award has been given to the Felbeck Trust.

A small panel agreed the Trust was most deserving of the accolade due to their commitment to improving the environment and habitats for all living organisms across the district whilst also managing to enhance and maintain these areas as public assets. The award is presented annually to projects which demonstrate environmental sustainability.

The Trust, which is run by volunteers and advocates traditional skills and materials in preference to modern agricultural practices, will receive £500 as an award at a short presentation during the Council’s Greenbuild event hosted at Felbrigg on Sunday September 8, 1pm.

Cllr Sarah Bütikofer, Leader of North Norfolk District Council, said: “I am delighted that the wonderful environmental work of the Felbeck Trust has been recognised by the judging panel. Working with local communities they are managing and bringing back into use pockets of the natural environment across North Norfolk, and advising many other groups."

Trevor Williams, Felbeck Trust Chairman, said: "We are so pleased to have won NNDC’s Environment Award this year. We have worked really hard, along with our band of volunteers, to restore a number of sites in North Norfolk in order to preserve and conserve natural habitats for wildlife. We are now assisting NNDC with maintaining Sadler's Wood in North Walsham as a Pocket Park for both wildlife and the local community. This award means so much for us and reassures us that we are on the right tracks!"

Last updated: 6th September 2019