WDC Green Spaces team receives Special Innovation Award – November 2017

Jephson Gardens receives Special Innovation Award

We’ve just found out that Warwick District Council’s Green Spaces team have been given a special innovation award for Project Pumpkin a schools planting project they ran last year in the Jephson Gardens.

This is the second year in a row that the team has won this accolade, which is presented by Keep Britain Tidy to Green Flag awarded parks who have run projects which have brought outstanding benefits to both their site and local community.  In addition to Project Pumpkin the team was also given the award for the improvements they have made to attract pollinators to the Leamington parks which included the creation of a beehive in the East Lodge Garden.

250 pupils from ten local schools took part in Project Pumpkin which involved planting, nurturing and harvesting over 200 pumpkins in the Sensory Garden as part of a council led initiative to learn about growing and caring for plants.

Warwick District Council’s Portfolio holder for Neighbourhood Services, Councillor Moira-Ann Grainger commented;

“I want to pass on my congratulations to the Green Spaces team for achieving this award and receiving recognition for the tremendous work they do in our multi-award winning parks and open spaces. Thanks to the creativity and innovation of our team the district’s parks and open spaces are not only beautiful, but are havens for wildlife and are open for the whole community to enjoy.”


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