Where are they now? Fix the Fells

Fix the Fells were shortlisted for a Groundwork Community Award for their contribution to the environment in 2018. We paid them a visit to see their work in person in the summer of 2019.

Groundwork opens public vote for People’s Choice Award

Groundwork has opened an online poll for the public to vote on which of the 30 Groundwork Community Award finalists should receive the ‘People’s Choice Award’ in recognition of their work in making their local area better places to live. Vote for the People’s Choice Award 2019 Nominations were assessed by a panel of independent…Read More »

Groundwork announces Community Awards class of 2019

Community charity Groundwork has today announced the 30 finalists that are in with a chance of winning a national Groundwork Community Award. Over 750 nominations were received and whittled down to three finalists in 10 categories. All 30 finalists will also be in with a chance to win the ‘People’s Choice Award’ that will be…Read More »

Where are they now? Groundwork Community Awards Finalists 2018 – Grow 73

Grow 73 is a community gardening group who were awarded charitable status for their work to bring the different generations together through shared gardening activities, environmental improvements and events. Grow 73 secured funding from Tesco’s Bags of Help to create a sculpture trail incorporating themes of art, heritage and environment ‘the Ruglen Ropewalk’ – a…Read More »

Where are they now? Groundwork Community Awards Finalists 2018 – Fix The Fells

Fix the Fells (FtF) Volunteer Lengthsmen are a group of 120 trained volunteers who support full-time National Trust upland path teams to undertake routine path maintenance and repairs to protect the spectacular Lakeland fells from erosion and damage.  The core work of the volunteers involves ‘drain runs’ – maintenance patrols which ensure paths are kept…Read More »