Friday, 13 November 2015

Mitcham Community Orchard has won the National Clean Britain Community Award 2015

The National Clean Britain Community Award for 2015 has been awarded to Mitcham Community Orchard and Gardens.

The Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM) annual Clean Britain Awards recognise and reward the achievements and contribution of Local Authority street scene teams and community volunteers in maintaining public places and spaces.

The judges commented 'We received a record number of entries this year which made the awarding process extremely tough but your entry shone out against the others and our judges were really impressed with the sustainable use of the area for planting and growing vegetables and teaching children new skills and giving them a sense of ownership within the community.'

The award was presented at the CIWM's prestigious 'Sustainability and Resource Awards' on 5 November 2015.