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RHS It's Your Neighbourhood

How does it work? | What are the benefits?

Who can enter? | Further Information

Entry Forms | 2016 Awards | 2015 Awards | 2015 Entrants

 

Neighbourhood groups can band together for a non-competitive award that recognises their involvement in improving their locality.

On this page you will find information about how your area or youth group can enter the competition for 2016.

Who can enter?

It's Your Neighbourhood is free to enter and open to groups of all sizes, as long as they are focused on improving their local environment and are:

  • A volunteer-led group

  • Hands on

  • Involved in community gardening

  • Owned by the community

  • Representative of the community/getting input from the community

  • Benefiting the community

 

For example, you could be:

  • A resident's group/association

  • A "Friends of" group

  • A youth group

  • A community allotment/garden

How does it work?

The scheme encourages participants to focus on three core areas:

  • Community participation

  • Environmental Responsibility

  • Gardening Achievement

While it is a non-competitive programme, groups taking part receive an annual visit from an experienced 'It's Your Neighbourhood' assessor (supplied by Cumbria In Bloom), who will be able to provide valuable constructive feedback.  Based on this visit, each group receives a certificate of merit from the RHS, reflecting their achievements.

 

What are the benefits?

  • A stronger sense of community

  • Cleaner and greener surroundings

  • A safer environment

  • Healthier and happier local neighbourhoods, with less litter and more attractive green spaces

  • Community engagement in environmentally sustainable practices

  • Reduced anti-social behaviour


 

2016 Awards

 

Friends of Ellerbeck, Workington 1 Establishing   Eden Mencap Society Bags for Boards 5 Outstanding
Crosby-on-Eden Parish Hall Management Committee 3 Advancing   Eden Mencap Society 5 Outstanding
Dalston Gardening Club 3 Advancing   Egremont Town Council Cemetery Community Jubilee Garden 5 Outstanding
North Shore Street Residents, Harrington 3 Advancing   Fleming Square Residence Committee, Maryport 5 Outstanding
Cartmel Village Hall Border Group 4 Thriving   Grange-over-Sands in Bloom Group 5 Outstanding
Church Road Youth Club, Harrington Marina 4 Thriving   Helena Thompson Museum, Workington 5 Outstanding
Cummersdale Allotments 4 Thriving   Houghton in Bloom Village Hall & Green 5 Outstanding
Dalston Station Gardeners 4 Thriving   Kirkoswald Allotment Orchard Group 5 Outstanding
Dalton-in-Furness Tidy Town Group - Abbey Road Community Garden 4 Thriving   Penrith Community Gardeners 5 Outstanding
Dalton-in-Furness Tidy Town Group - Railway Station 4 Thriving   Silloth Green Heritage Rose and Bee Garden 5 Outstanding
Friends of St. Martin's Churchyard, Bowness-on-Windermere 4 Thriving   Silloth Green Community Garden 5 Outstanding
Indian King Court & 4 the Square, Dalston 4 Thriving   South Workington Youth Partnership 5 Outstanding
Lovers Lane Community Garden Association, Brampton 4 Thriving   Watchtree Nature Reserve and Elemental Garden Area 5 Outstanding
Cartmel Community Garden Group 5 Outstanding     5 Outstanding

 

 


 

2015 Awards

 

 

Riversmeet - Grow Wild

Cockermouth

1 Establishing   Church Road Youth Club, Harrington Marina 5 Outstanding
Turning Point Cumbria, Bakery Court Allotment Project. Ulverston 1 Establishing   Dalston Village - Square, Car Park, Kingsway Jubilee Garden 5 Outstanding
Dalton-in-Furness Tidy Town Group - Beckside Road Community Garden 3 Developing   Dalston Indian King Court & 4 The Square 5 Outstanding
Friends of St. Martin's Churchyard, Bowness-on-Windermere 3 Developing   Egremont Town Council Cemetery Community Jubilee Garden 5 Outstanding
The Settlement, Maryport 3 Developing   Grange-over-Sands Civic Society Promenade Gardens 5 Outstanding
Blooming Youth, Wigton 4 Thriving   Hames Hall Community Garden Group, Cockermouth 5 Outstanding
Dalston Station Gardeners 4 Thriving   Houghton in Bloom Village Hall and Green 5 Outstanding
Dalton-in-Furness Tidy Town Group - Railway Station 4 Thriving   Houghton Village Hall 5 Outstanding
Friends of Workington Hall Parklands 4 Thriving   Kirkoswald Environmental Group - Millie Bank 5 Outstanding
Friends of Harrington Nature Reserve 4 Thriving   Moss Bay & Moorclose Community Growing Garden, Workington 5 Outstanding
Friends of School Knott Community Woodland, Windermere 4 Thriving   North Shore Street Residents, Harrington 5 Outstanding
Lovers Lane Community Garden Association, Brampton 4 Thriving   Penrith Community Gardeners 5 Outstanding
Millerground Enhancement Group, Windermere & Bowness Civic Society 4 Thriving   Rainbow Row, Wellington Street, Dalton-in-Furness 5 Outstanding
Cartmel Townend Meadow Border Group 5 Outstanding   Salterbeck Community Growing Garden 5 Outstanding
Cartmel Village Hall Border Group 5 Outstanding  

Siddick Pond Volunteers

& Friends, Workington

5 Outstanding
Cummersdale Allotments 5 Outstanding   Silloth Town Council & Friends of Silloth Green - Bee Loving Garden 5 Outstanding
        Threlkeld Village - Kiln How 5 Outstanding

 

 


 

2013 Awards

 

1264 (Windermere) Air Training Corps 1 Establishing   Fleming Square Residential Group, Maryport 4 Thriving
Langdale Valley Association 1 Establishing   Friends of Workington Hall Parklands 4 Thriving
Friends of Windermere 2 Improving   Growalotmore at Harraby Green, Carlisle 4 Thriving
Holmewood Community Gardeners 2 Improving   Hames Hall Community Garden, Cockermouth 4 Thriving
Kirkbarrow Residents Association 2 Improving   Netherhall Corner, Maryport TC & Solway Trust 4 Thriving
Cartmel Community Gardening Group - Priory Church Closed Garden 3 Developing   Penrith Community Gardening 4 Thriving
Church Road Youth Club, Harrington 3 Developing   Salterbeck Nature Reserve 4 Thriving
Cumbria Small Blue Network 3 Developing   South Workington Youth Partnership 4 Thriving
Friends of Crescent Road, Windermere 3 Developing   Tact & Food Group. Windermere 4 Thriving
Friends of Richmond Park, Workington 3 Developing   The Settlement, Maryport 4 Thriving
Open Spaces Eco-Garden, William Howard School, Brampton 3 Developing   Wilson Park, Broughton-in-Furness 4 Thriving
1st Broughton-in-Furness Cubs 4 Thriving   Grange-over-Sands Civic Society Promenade Gardening Group 5 Outstanding
Cartmel Community Garden - Townend Meadow 4 Thriving   Harrington Nature Reserve - Urban Task Force 5 Outstanding
Cartmel River Eea Walkway & Wildflower Scheme 4 Thriving   Houghton Village Hall 5 Outstanding
Carver Eco-Congregational Church, Windermere 4 Thriving   North Shore Street Residents, Harrington, Workington 5 Outstanding
Casson Road 56-66, Workington 4 Thriving   Orchard Court Sheltered Housing, Whitehaven 5 Outstanding
Cleator Moor Community Garden Association 4 Thriving   Rathbone Training - Washington Street, Workington 5 Outstanding
Dalston Station Gardeners 4 Thriving   Siddick Ponds, Workington 5 Outstanding
Dalton-in-Furness Tidy Town Group 4 Thriving   The Workington Heritage Group Ltd, Helena Thompson Museum 5 Outstanding
Egremont Cemetery Community Jubilee Garden 4 Thriving   Watchtree Nature Reserve Ltd, Great Orton 5 Outstanding
        Orrest Drive Allotment Group, Windermere 5 Outstanding

 


 

Further Information

It's Your Neighbourhood Info Pack

Registration Form 2016

 

 

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