Archive for December, 2011

West Dunbartonshire Community Allotments win Award

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

Four West Dunbartonshire community allotment garden groups have been presented with prestigious awards in recognition of their work to improve the local environment.

Haldane Community Allotment Association, Bellsmyre Community Garden Association,Whitecrook Community Garden Association and Faifley Community Allotment Society all received Royal Horticultural Society and Scotland in Bloom It’s your Neighbourhood awards from George Anderson, presenter of the BBC’s Beechgrove Garden, at an awards ceremony in Stirling.

The awards were in recognition for the work the groups have done in partnership with West Dunbartonshire Council’s Community Involvement in Neighbourhoods Project, which began in March 2010. This has seen dedicated volunteers from both groups work hard over the past year to transform four previously disused greenspace sites to create thriving Community Allotment Gardens.