Here at Community Spaces, we love to hear about community groups that have been recognised for their great achievements.
However, it is rare when we here about a group that has won four awards in the space of two years!
The Iremongers Pond Association was created two and a half years ago when they obtained the lease for Iremongers Pond in Nottingham. Over the past couple of years, the group and local volunteers have put a great deal of volunteering time and effort into improving the pond and it’s surroundings for both fishing, walking and natural enjoyment.
Back in November, the group received just over £21,000 from Community Spaces to create a walkway around the pond so people can enjoy walking safely around the area.
The group’s hard work and community involvement has meant that the group have won four community based awards.
The first award they won was the National Association of Neighbourhood Management, Cleaner and Greener Innovations Award back in 2009.
Following this, the group went on to be in the highest awarding category for the East Midlands in Bloom competition for two years running.
Then, 2010 saw the group win a Green Flag Community Award, and already this year, the group have been awarded the ‘Clubmark for Angling’ award that recognises quality, well-managed angling clubs.
However, it’s not just community awards that the group are being nominated for. They have recently been short listed for the NVCO photo competition.
Julian Taylor, chairman of the Iremongers Pond Association took a photo (pictured above) of Bill Roughton, the groups secretary when he was cleaning out the pond, and it has been shorted listed for the photo competition.
Congratulations to the group for all their success and we look forward to seeing the finished project when it launches in May.