Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Award for bench in memory of Katy

Stephen Dent, assistant town clerk, Clean Team member Maxine Wrench, Clean Team founder Janet Chisholm and Town Mayor Mike Parsons with the certificate.

A Memorial bench and garden dedicated to a Clean Team member who died in a road accident has won a community accolade. Middlewich won a Little Gem award at the Community Pride competition at Nantwich Civic Hall for 'Katy's Wall'.

Katy Lee died in a road accident in 2004 and members of Middlewich Clean Team wanted to pay tribute to her. So a wall between Middlewich Library, in Lewin Street, and Jennie Edwards Curtain Specialist, in Hightown, was transformed into a garden and bench. Janet Chisholm, founder of the Clean Team, said: "I feel so proud for this recognition and would like to thank Di and Chris for looking after the memorial garden so well."

The Little Gem award is a new category at the Community Pride competition. "It recognises the work of volunteers who look after their environment."