Tenants Celebrated in National Gardening Awards

25 October 2018

Every year, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) runs the ‘Britain in Bloom’ gardening competition to promote a greener environment and celebrate community participation in Britain.

Following on from Mount Dinham’s success in the competition last year, Cornerstone tenants have once again been celebrated in the national awards.

Yesterday we joined a ceremony at the Guildhall, hosted by the Lord Mayor, to celebrate the ‘Britain in Bloom’ gardening achievements of local volunteers in Exeter. Amongst the volunteers were two groups of tenants from our housing schemes at Mount Dinham and The Courts.

Both groups entered the ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ category – and both achieved Level 4 awards! This is one of the top awards and means the judges felt their gardens were a “thriving” example of community participation, environmental responsibility and gardening achievement.

The work of our tenants also helped the whole of the St David’s ward to win a GOLD Award in the Town/City Pennant category.

Congratulations to all involved tenants, as well as our gardener Paul, for their hard work and commitment to award-winning gardening!

Photo: Proudly holding their awards. L-R: Paul Jones, Cornerstone gardener; Andrew Soper, tenant at the Courts; Laurence Skinner, tenant at Mount Dinham; Rick Williams, Chief Executive of Cornerstone.

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