Redcatch Community Garden recognised in Your Park Bristol & Bath awards
In Your Park Bristol & Bath’s second ever awards ceremony this February, Redcatch Community Garden, in Knowle, Bristol, won the Community Impact Award – receiving 301 votes out of nearly 1,000.
All shortlisted groups from the Community Impact Awards* also took part in the Community Choice Award, an award where the project with the most votes from their community wins £200 towards their work.
Redcatch Community Garden, winners of The Community Impact Award and Community Connectors Award, said: “We are absolutely delighted to win two awards. Huge thank you to the individuals and panel who voted for us, we are thankful and grateful for this recognition and motivated to continue all we do for our community.”
The winners of all the awards received vouchers for garden centres and certificates of thanks.
Judy Gowenlock, awards manager, said: ‘The awards are about celebrating all that volunteers do, across our cities, for their parks and green spaces. Many residents of all ages and backgrounds give up their free time to make our parks and green spaces more welcoming places to be, places which benefit our health and places which support nature. It has been inspiring and heartwarming to read the nominations for all the individuals and groups and I would like to say a big thank you to them for all that they do. We finally wanted to say a huge thanks to Hargreaves Lansdown for sponsoring the awards.”
Your Park Bristol & Bath works closely with the two local authorities, Bristol City Council and Bath and North East Somerset Council, who are responsible for the upkeep of the 2,000+ hectares of local parks and green spaces, but the charity operates completely independently.
If you would like to volunteer and make a difference in your community get in touch with Your Park today: www.yourpark.org.uk/get-involved.
*The Community Impact Awards fall into three categories: Community Connecters, celebrating projects that have brought people together from all sections of the community; Happy and Healthy, celebrating projects that have improved local people’s health and well-being; and Nature Lovers, celebrating projects that have transformed their park for nature.
Main image: Community Choice Winner – Redcatch