Troedyrhiw’s Saron Graveyard Project is, once again, under consideration for one of these prestigious awards. Having missed out last year Friends of Saron are confident that the project has moved forward considerably during 2013. Whatever the decision of the award panel this has been a very successful year with the main achievements being:-
- the involvement of a large number of younger residents in our Youth Engagement Programme;
- some significant improvements on the Saron site and –
- securing leaseholder agreement for us to work on their behalf towards obtaining essential funding.
Shortlisted groups will be invited to attend a prestigious awards ceremony on the 22nd of January at the Pierhead Building in Cardiff Bay. The awards are organised by Keep Wales Tidy and sponsored by Natural Resources Wales (NRW). Alun Davies, Minister for Natural Resources and Food will present the awards and the ceremony will be hosted by S4C presenter Sian Thomas and Welsh rugby legend Tom Shanklin.
Emyr Roberts, Chief Executive of Natural Resources Wales said: “The Tidy Wales Awards play an important role in recognising the inspirational efforts made by volunteers in creating and maintaining a high quality environment in their local communities. These are vibrant places that we are all proud of and enjoy and are of fundamental importance to our quality of life.”
Keep Wales Tidy ambassador and Welsh rugby champion Tom Shanklin comments: “The Tidy Wales Awards is a celebration of Keep Wales Tidy volunteers’ tireless and important work and recognises a wide variety of achievements and contributions from all over the country. I urge groups to apply for this award so that their environmental efforts can be celebrated.”