• Claire, Marketing Officer

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.