Transition group in the running for top green award

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Eco group Sudbury Transition is up for an award for the work it has done to encourage residents to live more sustainably.

The group is one of three finalists through to the community category in The Greenest County Awards 2014.

Jane Hatton, a committee member of the town’s transition group, said: “It is great to be nominated and then get to the finals.

“A lot of people have put in a lot of hard work to promote ways we can work towards a more sustainable Sudbury.”

The awards are now in their seventh year and are supported by public and private services and companies.

Mrs Hatton said the Sudbury group had reached the finals due to the range of events and projects it had organised.

“These have included eco fairs, distribution of free energy-saving products, annual apple pressings, swap shops, an edible plant bed outside Kingfisher Leisure Centre, energy debates with MP Tim Yeo, talks and visits,” added Mrs Hatton.

The group will find out if it has been successful at an awards ceremony in Snape Maltings on March 28.