On Tuesday 10th September Harry and John joined other volunteer representatives, including the Sherrardspark Wood Wardens, at the Awards Ceremony at St Ives Cambridgeshire. The team from the Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council included the Leader of the Council, the Chief Executive, and Ann MacDonald among others.
Friends of Danesbury Fernery
Mindful that last year we won the Special Award for Conservation Projects, this year our entry had been short-listed by the visiting judges for a Special Award in the Community Project section.
We did not win, but we were presented with a splendid Certificate, which we will hope to show you on 3rd October 2019 at our AGM, after corrections to the typescript have been made by the Organisers.
In conversation with the judges at the end of the Ceremony, we gained the clear impression that had we been categorised in the Conservation then we would have won once again.
The Sherrardspark Wood Wardens
We heartily congratulate our SPWW colleagues who won the Gold Award in the Woodlands Category against stiff opposition from Linslade.
Other Welwyn Hatfield Awards were gained for The Longcroft Lane Allotments in the Grow Your Own Category, and the Borough Council won two Category Awards for a) Environmental Quality, and b) the Local authority Public Open Space Floral Display for Parkway.