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Community Garden



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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.

The shortlisted finalists in this category are:

Sandy Bell
Sandy and his assistants work tirelessly along the River Colne to keep the river clean and free from unwanted inhabitants including signal crayfish and Himalayan balsam.  He organises litter picks along with river with the help of volunteers, pulling out shopping trolleys, bikes, tyres and endless litter to help keep the river environment clean and tidy.


John Swain
John is the very respected Chairman of the Kingswood Residents Association, bringing the community together, representing over 800 homes and leading from the front for over 10 years.  The Kingswood RA produces a bi-monthly newsletter highlighting what is going on in the community, organises residential trips away for more senior residents, hold a Christmas party with John often dressing as Santa and arriving in a helicopter! Recent successful initiatives include working with councillors to introduce a 20mph zone and installation of Christmas lights at Kingswood Shops. 


Refillabell’ ethos is re-purpose, reuse and up-cycle! In particular to reduce the use of single use plastics in our homes and ultimately, the environment.  By making small changes in the way we shop for our household goods we can all make a difference to the planet. Refillabell are careful to source their products from ethical, sustainable, organic and local (where possible) businesses, who are conscious about their impact on the environment. 

Caleb Ratcliff - WINNER
Caleb selflessing chose to hold a litter picking party for his seventh party.  With borrowed kits from Veolia Caleb, his sister and a group of his friends removed several bags of litter and recycling from Fern Way alleyway.  Caleb’s idea is testament to his commitment to keeping Watford clean and tidy.  His dedication to caring for the environment is an example to us all.

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