Monthly Archives: October 2014

Latest award

The Friends of Queens Park Craig y Don have won another award. This time it is the Community Champion of the Year from Scottish Power and Trinity Mirror. It was presented to Jeff Wright, our Grants Officer, for his “commitment and determination.”

It is great that the volunteers working hard to maintain and improve the park are being recognised for the time and effort they have put in for the benefit of the whole community.

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Wales in Bloom – Outstanding

The Friends of the Park have been awarded “Outstanding” by the Royal Horticultural Society and Wales in Bloom in the 2014 It’s Your Neighbourhood award. 

Awarding 88 out of a possible 100, the judge’s report said that “The improvements within this open space have been staggering and have impacted on not only the maintenance of the park but also the development of the infrastructure.”

“Actively sourcing funding, undertaking consultations with stake holders and park users whilst working with many organisations to promote the site, has delivered a new playground, additional landscaping, areas for wildlife and tree management improvements.”

Well done to all the Friends of the Park who give up their time voluntarily to maintain and develop the park for use of the whole community. This has been a real team effort.Gardners with certificate Bloom Outstanding Certificate