Britain in Bloom

For three consecutive years the Heaton Graveyard Community Project has received a Britain in Bloom ‘Neighbourhood Award of Merit’ in recognition of the work of the project in improving the environment of Heaton.

The judges felt that the work was well organised and well executed, turning the site into a peaceful, pleasant place for the local community. The involvement of a wide range of community, school and business volunteers was commended.

Below is a resume of the elements which impressed the judges within each judging category.

Respect ‘Taking A Stand’

Founder member and project coordinator Margaret Gray deservedly received a Respect ‘Taking a Stand’ award in 2006.

The award, run by the Home Office in conjunction with Crime Concern and the Co-Operative Society, was in recognition of commitment and energy to making a difference in local communities by tackling the problem of anti-social behaviour.

The project also received a monetary contribution towards the on-going work programme.

‘Community Heroes’

The BMDC Bradford West Area Committee introduced a ‘Community Heroes’ award scheme during 2008 in support of its commitment to promoting ‘active citizenship’ as one of the priorities within the area’s Action Plan 2006-2008.

The scheme was designed to:

The project team were delighted to receive an award in the category ‘small group of active citizens who have worked together on a particular project that has had a clear, positive impact on the community’.

Bradford safer communities logo

Daffodils brightening the front entrance

Heaton Graveyard flowers


Planted graves in Area 2

Secure seating

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