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Winners of Caerphilly Homes Awards Announced


People from across the Caerphilly county borough have been recognised at a special awards ceremony. Caerphilly County Borough Council held its third annual Caerphilly Homes Celebration Evening on Monday 19th September at Newbridge Memo.

The evening was hosted by the council’s Caerphilly Homes team, responsible for housing throughout the county borough, and was compered by Cllr David Poole, the council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Housing.

Caerphilly Homes Celebration Evening photo gallery

caerphillyhomesawards762-1The evening included the announcement of winners in Caerphilly Homes’ first tenant gardening contest; these were:

Best hanging basket / pot / container:

  • Winner – Deanne Jurich, Rudry
  • Second place – Steve Perkins, New Tredegar
  • Third place – Rosalind Price-Edwards, Lansbury Park

Best garden:

  • Winner – Sandra and David Williams, Abercarn
  • Second place – William Rothwell, Markham
  • Third – David John Davies, Lansbury Park

Best community garden:

  • Winner – Tarragan, Bargoed
  • Second place – Hafod Deg Resource Centre, Rhymney
  • Third place – Trevelyan Court, Lansbury Park

Winners of the third annual Transforming Lives and Communities Awards were also announced at the event:

Transforming Lives – Group award:

  • Winner – Abertysswg Forum Group
  • Runner up – Friends of Gwyddon Court and Ranks
  • Runner up – Crumlin High Level School

Transforming Lives – Individual award:

  • Winner – Roger Rowland
  • Runner up – Christine Evans

 ‘The Extra Mile’ Employee Award

  • Winner – Ray Jenkins, Tenancy Enforcement Officer
  • Runner up – Steve Jarrett, Sheltered Housing Officer

Transforming Communities – Group award:

  • Winner – Hafod Deg Gardening Project
  • Runner up – PenyDre Tenants and Residents Association, Rhymney

Transforming Communities – Individual award:

  • Winner – Mike Perry
  • Runner up – Mona Whittaker

An award was also presented to Stan Mark, Chair of the former Top of Pantside Residents Association (TOPRA), for longstanding contribution to his community.

A number of the awards were sponsored by the council’s single source supply partner for its £200 million Welsh Housing Quality Standard (WHQS) programme – Robert Price Builders’ Merchants, along with their suppliers: Worcester Bosch, Seren Electrical, Nuaire, Quinn Radiators and Solar Windows Ltd.

Cllr David Poole, Deputy Leader of the council and Cabinet Member for Housing, said

“This year’s event was another great success and an excellent way to celebrate those people making a difference in communities throughout the county borough.  We were also very pleased to launch our first tenant gardening contest this year, which we were inundated with entries for.  The calibre of entries for both the gardening contest and Transforming Lives and Communities Awards was incredibly high and judges had an extremely difficult task in deciding winners.  I would like to congratulate all of the evening’s winners and runners up; we look forward to next year’s event.”