THE first nominations in the Stroud Community Awards have been received.

Stroud Valleys Project has been nominated for the Environmental Project of the Year Award.

Our awards aim to celebrate all that is great and good about Stroud and the surrounding area.

Peter Gould nominated Stroud Valleys Project for their work in the community.

He said: “They have a proven track record of carrying out conservation work throughout the district and involving people with physical and mental health disabilities.

“Amongst their many projects over the last 12 months have been the completion of the Sensory Garden in Stratford Park and tree planting on land between Summer Street and Salmon Springs.”

Sponsored by National Grid, the Environmental award is all about championing green issues.

We want to hear about environmental projects that endeavour to make the world around them a better place.

This could be a recycling project, a team who has cleared up a grot spot or who saved an open space from development.

Stroud Valleys Project does champion green issues and shows us all how we can strive to be greener with practical projects.

They also run an eco shop selling all sorts of environmental goods as well as heralding a massive group of volunteers throughout the district.

A spokesman for SVP said: “Projects take place across Stroud District, some on our sites, others within the local community. “Together with our volunteers we undertake a variety of work, from growing fresh fruit and vegetables to tree planting and creating wild areas.

“All of our project work aims to improve biodiversity.”

You can find out more about SVP by visiting the organisations website:

They are currently working on a number of projects including at Arundel Mill Pond and Bisley Old Road allotments.

They regularly carry out community projects such as their seed swap.

Do you know of an environmental project which needs our support? Why not enter them into one of the community awards.

You can view all the different categories and nominate here