2015 Keep Britain Tidy Diamond Jubilee Awards W I N N E R.
Exceptionally pleased to say that Friends of Thringstone won the Big Tidy Up Award in the Keep Britain Tidy Jubilee Awards 2015.
Having driven up to Liverpool and back today to the awards, which I personally thought we stood no chance of winning, I can only say I am very proud (and very tired too), and quite ecstatic that we have won such a national accolade.
This is a real big deal.
Kirsty Allsop was doing presentations, and Dan Rogerson the Defra minister was there and gave a speech, and there were lots of very high powered people and a lot of very innovative people working to keep Britain free of litter.
Lots of photos were taken by the professionals, which will, no doubt appear at some stage in the press, but couldn't be happier with the result. Got home to discover that Keep Britain Tidy had actually tweeted the result as it was announced at 3.17pm!
Thank you to everybody who helps me keep the village tidy and litter free.
2013 Footprints Challenge
The Friends of Thringstone are shortlisted for the Footprints Challenge Awards.
Woodstock in Whitwick
Nita Pearson receives a cheque for £300 for Friends of Thringstone from Woodstock in Whitwick.
|In 2011 The Friends of Thringstone were awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service
|Friends of Thringstone were highly commended in the 2011 Footprint challenge in recognition of outstanding achievement in the partnerships and community groups category of the green footprints challenge awards 2011.
|In 2010 The Friends of Thringstone entered the RCC
Village Achievements Awards where we succeeded in
winning Silver in the Community Awards and Gold in the Cleaner and
Greener category for which we were awarded a cheque for £75, presented
by Lady Jennifer Gretton.
Community heroes reception held at 10 Downing Street
The reception held on 23 October 2009 was hosted by Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his wife Sarah, and
was for people who play a leading role in the community.
David Taylor MP nominated Ken Hillier and Nita Pearson to attend.
Ken Hillier is Chairman of Ashby de la Zouch Museum : local author and
lecturer; trustee of Grace Dieu Priory and Sir John Moore Foundation,
Nita Pearson is Chair of The Friends of Thringstone, a voluntary group
which concentrates on environmental improvements and protection and
promotion of village history.
Nita said “This was an honour not just for myself but for everyone
connected with The Friends of Thringstone - all our committee and
members work very hard to ensure that the village's community spirit is
alive and well, and that we encourage people to come to the village by
promoting its history through literature and walks and by keeping it
clean and inviting by litter picks and planting schemes.
|In July 2009 The Friends of Thringstone won an
outstanding neighbourhoods award from RHS East Midlands
the letter and certificate here
In May 2009 The Friends of Thringstone won the
prestigious Footprints Challenge Award.
the award ceremony
| In March 2008 The Friends of
Thringstone were nominated for a Nationwide Community
and Heritage Award, which recognises the real
contribution made to the community by the group.
Nationwide Community and Heritage Award
nomination letter, March 2008