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Posts Tagged ‘Action for Market Towns Award Winner’

Awards 2012 films showcase towns’ innovation and creativity

Watch these short films to find out more about the overall and regional winners in this year’s AMT Awards.



Asset transfer, community hub, award winner: Cheviot Centre shows how it’s done

Glendale Gateway Trust scooped the overall National Award in the 2012 Action for Market Towns Awards for their Cheviot Centre – a real and sustainable community hub.
In this short film Neil Wilson gives us an insight into how they did it – and what other organisations considering an asset transfer must consider.



Library ‘at risk’ becomes community hub and wins prestigious UK award

A library and tourist information centre which was at risk of closure but fought back, increasing opening hours by 300% whilst saving its local authority 30% in costs, has won Britain’s top award for town community projects.



Awards 2012 Wales Social and Community Category Winner: Bargoed Library

The Bargoed ‘Big Idea’ is an ambitious and dynamic project to revitalise Bargoed as a modern and sustainable 21st Century town centre. The partnership project has breathed new life into a dilapidated Grade II listed chapel, creating a state-of-the-art community hub at the heart of Bargoed. Like many industrial towns, Bargoed had suffered years of [...]



Awards 2012 Wales Partnership and Strategic Working Winner: Ruthin

‘Ruthin: Market Town of the Future’ will be one of the first community-led town plans to be realised in Wales. It has brought together the local community, architects, planners and specialists to evaluate the North Wales market town of Ruthin and develop a community-led vision for the town through real public consultation. Ruthin is a [...]



Awards 2012 Wales Environment and Culture Category Winner Old Hall

“Community action can achieve major projects more economically and more quickly than statutory authorities, result in great satisfaction for volunteers, as well as building the foundations of a distinctive community awareness.” The grounds of the Old Hall in Cowbridge, in the Vale of Glamorgan, had been neglected for decades by a unitary authority which couldn’t [...]