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Be Proud of Your Community Gwent Awards

Celebrating Active Communities


We held our first 'Be Proud of Your Community, Gwent Awards' presentation evening on 6th November 2019, at the lovely Llanhilleth Miners Institute. These awards acknowledge the work being carried out in the communities of Gwent.


The winners of each category were as follows:

Go Wildlife! Category

Judging Criteria: how communities supported the wildlife & countryside work, that helps enrich biodiversity in an area e.g. to encourage pollinators, birds, butterflies, frogs and toads etc. We are pleased to be working with RSPBs 'Wild Challenge' for this category www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning.

Community Beehives

Gold certificates were awarded to:

Coed Craig Ruperra | Friends of Parc Nant-y-Waun | TARAGGAN


Silver certificates were awarded to:

Newchurch | Maindee Unlimited | Blaenavon World Heritage Environment Group


Bronze certificates were awarded to:

Raglan in Bloom | Coed-y-Paen | Penhow Community Council


Judging Criteria: rewarding excellence in eco project work within communities; to include energy saving ideas, recycling and upcycling schemes etc.

The award was given to:

TARAGGAN for their plastic bottle greenhouse and the transformation of a disused site into a Community Allotment.







Judging Criteria: the overall appearance of the community and evidence of activities and events that have helped improve the area.


Gold certificates were award to:

TARAGGAN | Penhow Community Council


Silver certificates were awarded to:

Coed-y-Paen | Llangwm | The Oakdale & Penmaen Community Partnership


Bronze certificates were awarded to:

Mathern, Mounton & Pwllmeyric Villages in Bloom | Newchurch


Judging Criteria: respectful and well-maintained memorials to the loss of life within communities.

Gold certificates were awarded to:

Raglan in Bloom


Silver certificates were awarded to:

The Oakdale & Penmaen Community Partnership


Bronze certificates were awarded to:

Coed-y-Paen | Tredegar Town Council | Mathern, Mounton & Pwllmeyric Villages in Bloom


The judges were very impressed with how the schools were looking at alternative ways of protecting the environment by encouraging recycling, protecting the natural habitats and using their school yards/Forest schools and gardens to grow fruit & vegetables.


Gold plaques were awarded to Willowtown Primary School and Cwmfelinfach Primary School


A Silver plaque was awarded to Georgetown Primary School.


A bronze plaque was awarded to Cwm Primary School.


Awards were presented to the pupils by the High Sheriff Dame Claire Clancy.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter the competition and well done to all the winners!

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