Derrington Way Ahead and several other groups in the village, such as the Brownies, the Best Kept Village Group, the Millennium Green Group and St Matthew’s Church, have been very proud to have received several awards for their local environmental work – recognising the breadth, depth, impact and inclusiveness of the initiatives in the village. Here are some of the main ones!
2009 National Green Apple Award Winner, received at the House of Commons (Link)
2009 Second place in the Stafford Borough Council (SBC) Green Awards, Community and Well-being Category, plus a Commended for St Matthew’s Church, for the work to restore the roof.
2010 Stafford Borough Council Green Awards Winner of the Community and Well-being Category
2010-2011 Runner up, national (National Energy Action) NEA and British Gas Footprint Award
2011 Regional Winner of the Future Friendly Awards, held at the London Wetland Centre, Barnes, London, with £1000 prize!
2011 SBC Green Awards Winner of the Community and Well-being Category, with the Brownies receiving an award for all their great eco-activities too!
2011 Green Apple Award Winner – Gold Award
2012 Future Friendly Award, 3rd place nationally, awarded at a ceremony in Kew Gardens.
2012 SBC Green Awards Winner of the Community and Well-being Category with awards to Best Kept Village too!
2012 Green Apple Award Winner – Gold again!
2013 SBC Green Awards Winner of the Community and Well-being Category
2013 Awarded a Silver Green Apple at the House of Commons
2014 Green Apple Award
2014 SBC Green Award Commended