National Lottery Good Causes Awards in Glasgow and London.
During August and September fortunately we were invited by Grow Wild to attend events to celebrate. They were voted by the public to be Best Environment Project in the National Lottery Awards 2016!
Below is a video of including our Peter representing our community in Prestatyn.
Filming was carried out at the Scottish flagship site at Barrhead near Glasgow.
On September 9th 2016 Pete attended TV studios in London. Representing Artisans Collective as one of Grow Wild’s community groups. Which was a fantastic honour.
The National Lottery Awards show was hosted by John Barrowman. The glittering award show which celebrates the work of the nation’s favourite lottery-funded projects.
Presenting the awards at this star-studded event are Ainsley Harriott, Ralf Little, Anita Rani and Kimberly Wyatt, as well as many more big names.
There was also music from pop sensation Nathan Sykes, plus a big finale with the presentation of the Special Achievement Award.
It was a fantastic networking event as well as a celebration of all things good about the National Lottery good causes. It is nice to think that at a local level the campaign has involved so many community groups in Prestatyn.
On Tuesday evening the assessor from the Royal Horticultural Society visited the Old Library site to view our entry.
The RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood (IYN) campaign supports community groups in cleaning up and greening up their immediate local environment.
Whether that’s the street they live in, or a small patch of communal land needing a revamp.
She seemed impressed but we will have to wait a few months for the results.
Wednesday saw Prestatyn entered in The Wales in Bloom Competition.
All of our spaces were judged in our towns Wales In Bloom entry. We had even greater involvement as Steve was one of the people transporting the team across town.
Here is a quick video taken on Thursday 14th July 2016
It was Great showing off all of our community groups work.
Also on Wednesday it was confirmed by the Alzheimer’s Society that Prestatyn has met the foundation criteria for the process to become a dementia friendly community.
Even more good news
As if that was not enough we were contacted by the government team that run The Great British High Street Campaign. Who asked us to work with them promoting the 2016 initiative.
They have told us that “It would be great to promote the competition using Prestatyn as a prime example of the Great British High St”
Our team helped lead the Totally Locally Prestatyn campaign Three years ago. It is nearly Two years ago that we opened Prestatyn The Old Library, Art Craft and Heritage Centre as a community hub.
This year we are chairing and facilitating the Prestatyn Dementia Friendly Community agenda.
It is nice to be recognised as a voluntary group that has the best intentions and the wish to promote our town at every opportunity.