Kerrier District Council in Cornwall has won this year’s HW-backed Institute of Leisure & Amenity Management (ILAM) Open Space Innovation Award for the work it has done at Tuckingmill Valley Park.
Judges praised the high level of community involvement in the project, as well as its innovative funding package, which brought 11 separate funders to the £2.3 million project.
Work on the derelict former mining site began five years ago. As well as the present skate park and play area, the park will shortly have an “earthship” building made of earth and car tyres, which will be used as a centre of excellence for conservation.
The awards were made at the ILAM conference that took place in Torquay last month.
Judges also highly commended projects by Chelmsford Borough Council, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, and Northern Ireland’s Colin Glen Trust.
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