Tuesday 23 April 2024
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Nottinghamshire water mill volunteers named best in Britain

Ashfield’s Mill Waters Volunteers have received the national prestigious ‘Volunteer Team of the Year’ award in the ‘Keep Britain Tidy, Green Flag Award 2023’.


The Mill Waters Volunteers take part in a diverse range of activities across King’s Mill Reservoir, Sutton Lawn and Hermitage Ponds which offers a rewarding experience and opportunity for enrichment.   


To date Mill Waters Volunteers have committed over 2,500 hours to help improve our green spaces and to support events and activities, the equivalent to over a year in full time work hours. The District wouldn’t be the same without their dedication and the award will take pride of place at Mill Waters café at Kings Mill Reservoir for all to see.

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Leader of the Council, Cllr Jason Zadrozny and Chairman of the Council, Cllr Dale Grounds visited the group to thank them for their dedication and to present them with the award in the Discovery Room at Kings Mill Reservoir.


Leader of the Council, Cllr Jason Zadrozny said:

“We have a great team of volunteers here at Mill Waters. They are dedicated to keeping our green space clean and inviting for leisure and activities all year around. I can’t thank them enough for all their hard work, I am thrilled that they have won this coveted award”.


Ashfield District Council is committed to maintaining and improving green spaces and is investing over £8m to improve facilities and access for the community through the Towns Fund programme.


Chairman of the Council, Cllr Dale Grounds said: 

“it’s great to meet and have the chance to say thank you to some of the people who volunteer selflessly to make Ashfield a better place to live. We could all take a leaf out their book…. no pun intended, but it’s efforts like this, that make a big difference in Ashfield”. 

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