Delighted members of Churwell Action Group Environmental Volunteers are celebrating after being praised by Yorkshire in Bloom’s judges.
They visited Churwell as part of the It’s Your Neighbourhood award, which rewards community projects
The judges marked their work as officially ‘outstanding’. The lack of litter in the area was particularly noted by them, as was the general organisation of the group itself. “The events and information for school usage of the area had been really well thought out to fit the school’s curriculum,” the judges said. The group meets on a weekly basis to look after local green spaces and organise local community events.
A spokesperson for the group said: “It shows the strong community involvement in Churwell and the support the volunteers have received since its conception five years ago and the good news does not stop there, we also received delivery of our new ‘field centre’ on the same day”
Volunteers meet every Thursday morning from 10am-noon and have a weekly turn out of over 12 to 15 people, plus weekend working parties, The team works closely with Morley Town Council, Morley in Bloom, Leeds Parks and Countryside Department, local schools and community groups in improving the local green spaces in Churwell, including Clark Spring Wood.