Community Groups come together to Take Pride in Dundee25/11/19
Community Groups from around Dundee celebrated each other’s successes over the past year at the city’s Marryat Hall on Wednesday evening (20th November).
Dundee City Council put on the annual awards to mark community projects' fortunes in ten different competitions.
The Take Pride Community Awards showcase the variety of projects operating in Dundee. Winners on the night included photographers, swimmers, dogs, gardeners, flower planters, bowlers and much more.
The event presented the chance for groups to look back on the hard work and progress made in Dundee's neighbourhoods this year.
Wednesday saw the winners of the Discovery Mile swimming in the Tay competitions honoured. The Wright Sustainability Award awarded to Dundee City Council this year was also marked. The individual Take Pride in Your City Community Champion was recognised for their long-standing commitment to Dundee’s environment.
Neighbourhood Services Committee Convener Councillor Anne Rendall, said: "The Take Pride Community Awards offer a great opportunity to look back on the year and see the many ways people in Dundee have come together to make our city an even better place to live.
"I want to congratulate the award winners and all those who took part in the many competitions and National Environment campaigns this year. The groups’ activities and efforts make it a lot easier to Take Pride in Dundee."
Juliette Camburn, Community Projects Officer at Keep Scotland Beautiful commented: "Every individual and group here deserves recognition for their hard work and determination to improve their own community. By volunteering their own time they have managed to support many environmental improvements all across the city.
"I hope that this recognition encourages many more groups to help out and improve their local community in 2020."
Six Dundee sites were recognised with Green Flag awards for enabling exercise, improving mental wellbeing and providing safe space for play.
Additionally, 19 different groups were rewarded through this year’s ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ scheme from Keep Scotland Beautiful.