Every year we celebrate the amazing neighbours going above and beyond in your local neighbourhood by recognising them in our Good Neighbourhood Awards! The 2022 awards are closed now but read below for the most heartwarming, incredible stories that show the impact community has on people's lives.
Meet the incredible 2022 Winners!
Neighbourhood of the Year
Local Business of the Year
Community Group of the Year
Clewer and Dedworth won £1,000 towards a local project for their strong sense of community and neighbours pulling together in hard times.
Plumbing business Depher CIC won £500 for their efforts ensuring communities have heating and hot water, as well as meals on tables.
Radnor Community Group won £500 for their efforts reaching vulnerable neighbours and ensuring Radnor is a safe and fun place to live.
Berry Hill, GloucestershireNeighbourhood of the Year
Avonmouth Community Projects GroupCommunity Group of the Year
Abiodun AdeleyeNeighbour of the Year
Commended for coming together to support one another throughout lockdown, Berry Hill residents created community sharing points for food and books and raised funds to purchase and install two defibrillators in the community telephone kiosks. Read More
Avonmouth Community Projects Group runs an annual Santa’s Sleigh whereby volunteers walk over 20 miles handing out almost 2,000 selection boxes to children in Avonmouth and surrounding villages. Read More
Channeling his flair for photography into a weekly photo series titled #howwelldoyouknowmiltonkeynes,
Abiodun brought people from his community together to share their joy and knowledge of the local area. Read More
Heather BerrySustainable Champion of the Year
Rattlesden & District Community ShopLocal Business of the Year
Kerry LynnWinner of Neighbour of the Year
A Bolton local, Heather leads a variety of eco-friendly groups including Litterpickers of Bolton West and the Guerilla Gardeners, as well as establishing the Harpers Lane Community Garden, transforming a once overgrown fly tipped area into a usable green space for the community. Read More
Run entirely by volunteers, profits from the business are directed back to the community helping local projects get off the ground. During the pandemic they even set up a delivery service for those residents of the village and wider community who were forced to isolate. Read More
Through Nextdoor, Kerry has helped create more space for local cafes and pubs in the community as well as organising a series of events for families, at Halloween, Christmas and most recently ‘Ballynafest’ - a festival of music and entertainment for families. Read More