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The Iremongers Pond Association has worked very hard over the years and has been recognised by several organisations
Here are some awards with the appropriate dates.
Nottingham in Bloom 2011
Mick, Julian & Bill receive this year's award.
Green Pennant Award 2010
This year we were asked to enter the National Green Flag award scheme by Nottingham
We were judged back in early July and heard that we had been successful in August. The Chair
& Secretary attended the “It’s your Neighbourhood Awards” ceremony at the Nottingham
Council House on 22nd September to be presented with our latest award.
Green Pennant Award®
The Green Pennant Award® is a national award that recognises high quality green spaces in England and
Wales that are managed by voluntary and community groups. The Award is part of the Green Flag Award®
scheme, the national standard for quality parks and green spaces.
East Midlands in Bloom - Outstanding Award 2010
Since we took over the pond site in 2008 we have worked hard to continually improve both
the pond and surrounding area for the benefit of the wildlife and local community. We have been
and still are grateful to a number of organisations and individuals who have provided us with help
This spring we obtained some plants and shrubs through the Nottingham in Bloom scheme to
help improve the fauna around the site. A few months later a judge visited the site to see what
difference the planting had made and was amazed with the results. To quote “This community
led entry is an excellent example of what can be achieved when people are committed to making
a difference to their area.”
National Association of Neighbourhood Management Awards 2009 -
IPA Winners of the Cleaner & Greener Innovation Award
On November 18th 2009 we to attended the NANM awards, as we were shortlisted for the Cleaner
& Greener Innovation Award. We had been nominated by Nottingham City Council for the
outstanding work we had done in and around the pond over the last two years. Quite frankly we
were amazed to be even nominated for a national award, let alone feel we had a chance to win it.
After the category nominations were read out and showcased we didn’t expect to win as we were
up against some outstanding projects. However, when the host read our name out we couldn’t
believe it, but were honoured to go up and collect the award. The Chair & Secretary collected the
award on behalf of the committee and volunteers of IPA. A special mention was given to all those
individuals & groups that have supported us, none more so than Elaine Stenson and Darren
Tattershall & his team for all their hard work in helping to clean up the pond site.