Congratulations to the Friends of Teesdale Park, whose work in restoring their local green space has been recognised with a Catalyst Achievement Award.
Secretary Ray Morton, park manager Shaun Underwood and group chairman Paul Gibson collected the Community Group Award in the Catalyst Awards 2011. Catalyst is the leading voice for the third sector in Stockton-on-Tees.
The judges praised the Friends for their tireless work with local residents, businesses and Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council to restore Teesdale Park. The area had been subject to fly tipping and vandalism and was under-used by local people. The Friends secured £48,000 from Community Spaces and worked to undertake improvements and add new facilities, restoring the park to its former glory.
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