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Recognition for local environment projects
2:10pm Friday 1st November 2013 in News
THE enthusiasm of green-fingered Chester-le-Street residents has been rewarded.
With funding from Chester-le-Street Area Action Partnership (AAP) and support from Durham County Council’s Civic Pride team, community groups developed projects across the town to make the area more pleasant and attractive.
The hard work of the groups was rewarded at the recent Royal Horticultural Society It’s Your Neighbourhood Awards ceremony.
Five groups were commended for their work:
●Burnmoor Cricket Club, wildlife garden.
●Central Residents Association, floral display on Osborne Road Car Park ●Newfield and Pelton Lane Ends Residents Association, elderly planter project ●Lindisfarne Care Home, Ouston, sensory garden ●Waldridge Millennium Green Volunteers, maintenance and development of village green.
Pauline Walker, Durham County Council senior civic pride officer, said: “All of the groups involved should be very proud of what they have achieved. “The results from the awards are excellent, but aside from this, they have succeeded in strengthening bonds with communities, brightening up dull spaces and improving the local environment.
“I’m looking forward to seeing how each of these projects progresses in the future and I hope the other groups and individuals are encouraged to see what they can do for their own neighbourhood.”
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