HSJ's Sustainable Communities Awards, which recognise public sector achievement in the field, has grown. With 11 categories for 2007 - three more than last year - primary care trusts, local authorities, and other local partners will have a chance to be honoured for their role in delivery of sustainable communities.

HSJ's Sustainable Communities Awards, which recognise public sector achievement in the field, has grown. With 11 categories for 2007 - three more than last year - primary care trusts, local authorities, and other local partners will have a chance to be honoured for their role in delivery of sustainable communities.

Run in conjunction with HSJ's sister magazine Local Government Chronicle, this year's competition includes 'healthy communities', and 'tackling health inequalities'.

Ian Pearson, minister for climate change and the environment, said: 'I am delighted the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Department for Communities and Local Government are both supporting the awards.

'The awards celebrate excellent work where local partnerships across the country are striving to improve environmental, social and economic well-being at the same time'.

The closing date for entries is November 9. The awards night presentation will be on the evening of 28 March 2007. Entry forms and more information can be found at www.sca2007.com.