This award recognises residents who dedicate their time and energy keeping Watford clean and green.
Get nominating if you know someone who takes pride in their local area by creating community gardens, painting local spaces, upcycling or encouraging others to recycle.
Ruth gives up countless hours to the children, families and staff at Beechfield School. She has drastically changed the school grounds by creating gardens and allotments where she teaches the children about growing their own vegetables and caring for plants. She is an advocate for ‘team green’ and bringing recycling into daily activity.
John has contributed hugely to the care and maintenance of Cassiobury Park and its nature reserve as part of the Friends of Cassiobury Park group, which he also chaired for 15 years until 2018. Walking his dog on a daily basis means his is able to keep in touch with regular park users and hear their views. During his time of being Chair he had a great interest in getting as many volunteers as possible to help out with litter picking and work alongside Herts & Middx Wildlife Trust to maintain the nature reserve. Come rain or shine he would turn up to the monthly volunteer sessions to keep the park looking wonderful for all users.
Random Café - WINNER
The Random Cafe is a pop up cafe helping Watford reduce the amount of food wasted in the town, thereby making it a greener and more environmentally friendly town. They hold regular cafes around Watford using food donated by local supermarkets and cafes that would usually go to landfill for a variety of reasons including damaged packaging, over ordering, end of a promotion and past its best before date. They turn it into tasty snacks and meals which the public can buy on a pay as you feel basis.