THE deadline for the Forest of Bowland’s Golden Anniversary Awards is at the end of the month.

The awards were launched earlier this year to mark 50 years since it was designated an area of outstanding natural beauty.

The AONB Partnership awards are designed to ‘recognise and highlight the work of some of the voluntary groups, businesses and individuals’ who contribute to the area.

Applications, which can be self-nominated or nominated by a third party, until Friday, August 29.

Winning awards will be presented at a special 50th anniversary dinner at Clough Bottom in Bashall Eaves, on November 1.

All of the proceeds raised at the gala dinner will be donated to Champion Bowland, a social enterprise charity which helps to fund small local projects benefiting visitors and the Bowland environment.

For more information call 01200 448000 or visit