Story: Gaynor Carr
On December 3rd, representatives of the Friends of Devon Gardens, John Chapman, Phil Jakob, Nigel Orrell and Gaynor Carr, were delighted to receive a Highly Commended Award at the Sheffield First Environment Community Awards 2009 presented by the Lord Mayor at the Town Hall.
The award recognised their efforts to transform Devon Gardens, the Victorian nanny park on Abbeyfield Road. The park used to be an eyesore that had been allowed to deteriorate badly.
The judging panel commented how the park had been rejuvenated into a valuable community facility. They were most impressed with the increased use of the park – for parties and events, for children as somewhere safe to play and just as a pleasant green space to relax and enjoy the surroundings.
Find out more about Friends of Devon Gardens in the Community section of the Messenger website.