The RHS 'Britain in Bloom' Awards
We are delighted to share that in 2022 the Royal Horticultural Society awarded Civic Pride Rossendale the highest ‘Gold‘ Award in their Large Town category for ‘Britain in Bloom’. An amazing result to recognise all the hard work which was put in by our volunteers and sponsors.
The RHS In Your Neighbourhood awards
These awards are made by The Royal Horticultural Society for community groups who want to improve their local environment. Assessed on site by an independent judge, the awards are made annually at a ceremony in Southport. Our achievements are:
2011 – 4 Thriving (Second)
2015 – 5 Outstanding (First), 1 Thriving (Second)
2016 – 5 Outstanding (First), 1 Thriving (Second)
2017 – 4 Outstanding (First), 1 Thriving (Second)
2019 – 4 Outstanding (First), 3 Thriving (Second)
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service
In 2017 we were honoured to receive the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, recognising the incredible results that our team have achieved over the years. The highest award a UK voluntary group can achieve, it is the MBE for organisations like ours. The QAVS logo sits proudly alongside our own.
Rossendale Community Awards 2019
Finalist in the ‘Outstanding Community Contribution to the Valley’ section
Recognising Civic Pride
Whilst we are grateful for official recognition for our efforts, we derive immense satisfaction from personal messages of support; as we work, those posted on Facebook and Instagram, letters to the Rossendale Free Press and the sheer look of delight as people walk or drive through our town! Hot drinks, packets of biscuits even cans of beer are rarely refused! Thank you everyone.