We were delighted when we learned earlier this month that we’d been shortlisted for the prestigious Civic Voice 2015 Design Awards.
Only 12 projects throughout England were shortlisted for an award. We were in the Public Realm category – and were shortlisted alongside three other projects.
We were shortlisted for our Cleaning Local Landmarks project.
Joyce Bellamy and Sandra Vogel attended the awards ceremony on 17th July at Central Hall Westminster, where Civic Voice president Griff Rhys Jones presented the awards.
We didn’t win the category – but we came away with a Highly Commended award. This is what the judges said about our project:
“An imaginative community led scheme to restore three historic local landmarks; a milestone, a memorial stone and a horse trough which have all played a part in the story of Mitcham. Local heritage is preserved, celebrated and brought meaningfully to life by and for local people, inspiring a new generation to learn about and appreciate how the present is firmly rooted in the past. A model of how to involve volunteers in heritage and how small interventions can cumulatively make a huge difference.”
Everyone who played a part in this project has a share in the award – well done to us all!
Civic Voice has published a commemorative booklet about the awards with information about all the entrants.