[21 Nov 2008]
Following on from its tremendous success at the Horticulture Week Awards, where it won the ‘Most Outstanding Commitment to the Community, the Windmill Park Play Project in West London won the Children and Young People’s Services ‘Play Award’. Staff involved in the project received recognition for all their hard work at a gala dinner held on the evening of the 21st November, opened by Children's Secretary Ed Balls.
[20 Nov 2008]
On Saturday 22nd November, the first London ‘Greener Living Space’ supported by money raised from Marks & Spencer’s carrier bag charge will launch to the public. Ufford Street Recreation Ground in the London Borough of Lambeth has been developed by Marks & Spencer, Groundwork and other local partners. The project has created a brand new recreation area, complete with play equipment and seating. Prior to the transformation it was dilapidated, concrete space, with old equipment and overgrown planting.
[13 Nov 2008]
The Islington Green Behaviours programme was announced on Tuesday 12 November as the winner of the Community Involvement Award category of the UK Sustainable Housing Awards 2008 organised by Inside Housing. The award was presented at a special "green" lunchtime awards ceremony in London’s Hilton Hotel by the impressionist Alistair McGowan.
[12 Nov 2008]
Community groups across England are getting the last call to apply for a lottery-funded grant of between £50,000 to £450,000 for green open spaces.
[20 Oct 2008]
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has published the first twenty locations across London which will benefit from his election pledge to fund 10,000 street trees in areas that have few or no street trees. Organisations who want to bid for funding in the first year of the programme are now encouraged to do so.
[13 Oct 2008]
The evening of Thursday 2nd October saw 2 Groundwork projects in London take away prestigious prizes at the Horticulture Week Landscape & Amenity Awards held at The Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington High Street. The awards recognise and celebrate the best projects completed during the past 18 months across the UK.
[21 Aug 2008]
On Tuesday 26 August, Policy Connect will be working with Groundwork London to help turn a piece of waste ground into an eco-garden at the Charles Dickens School in Southwark.