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The Love Where You Live Awards 2014

The Love Where You Live Awards 2014

People who care so much about the County Borough have been officially recognised at the Council’s Love Where You Live Awards.

Once again, a ‘Green’ army of volunteers gathered to celebrate all the good work being done daily in order to maintain and uphold the appearance of Rhondda Cynon Taf.

From sprucing up their streets, to picking up litter and supporting all of the Council’s kerbside recycling services, many people were rewarded for a wide range of environmental projects and inspiring activities.

The Love Where You Live Awards, consisting of 13 categories, recognise and reward the hard work and commitment of individuals, groups and businesses – and once again the event was a huge success.

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council was delighted to showcase the green-themed work being undertaken across the County Borough, with Mayor, Cllr John Watts, praising the sterling efforts of all the deserving winners and runners-up.

The public have been busy nominating their local ‘Green’ heroes and these applications went before an independent panel of judges before the winners were announced.

Cllr Ann Crimmings, Cabinet Member for Environment, Leisure and Sport, said: “The Love Where You Live Awards shine the spotlight on all the fantastic work that is going on within our communities, focusing on the people and projects that truly are making a difference to all of our lives.

“These are people who are committed to improving the local environment for the benefit of everyone, and the Love Where You Live Awards provide the perfect opportunity to reward each and every one of them.

“This is our opportunity to not only congratulate these remarkable people on their achievements, but also to encourage others to follow suit by ensuring that residents understand the importance of recycling and improving the environment.

“By working together, we can make Rhondda Cynon Taf an even cleaner and greener place to live, work and visit.”

The 2014 Love Where You Live Awards winners and runners-up are as follows:

Community Recycling Champion

Cynthia Dyke
Gower Estate Tenants Association
Alan Harper
Most Innovative Environmental Project

Green Glyncoch
Emotivate Project
Tower Fund
Best School Environmental Initiative

Coed Y Lan Primary School
Bryncelynog Comprehensive School
Pontypridd High School
Best Community Project

Park Lane Allotment Society
YGG Castellau PTA
Tre Telynog Environmental Group
Best Environmental Partnership Initiative

Tower Colliery & Hargreaves Services Ltd
Rhondda Housing Association & FareShare Cymru
Local Authority Environmental Champion

Richard Jones
James Bunston
Josh Seldon
Best Environmental Services Team of the Year

Wastebusters Team
Amgen Cymru CRC Attendants
Glyncoch Volunteer Team
School Environmental Champion (Pupil)

Eco Committee – Cwmaman Infants School
Eco Committee – Craig Yr Hesg Primary School
Tino Sidoli & Bella Bliszko – St Michael’s RC Primary School
School Environmental Champion (Teacher)

Katherine Connor – Cwmaman Infants School
Elizabeth Lewis – Craig yr Hesg Primary School
Dafydd Rogers – Ferndale Community School
Best Kept Community

Tre Telynog Environmental Group
Gower Estate Tenants Association
Pen Pych Action Group
People Award

Spencer Coombes
Malcolm Hinton
Ray Powell
Best Poster Design

Kairon John – YGG Castellau
Halle Wilcox – Penygraig Infants School
Matthew Williams – Llwyncrwn Primary School
Overall Winner

Park Lane Allotment Society

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