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Love Where You Live Awards 2019

People who care so much about the County Borough have been officially recognised at the Council’s Love Where You Live Awards
Once again, a ‘Green’ army of volunteers gathered to celebrate all the good work being done daily in order to maintain and uphold the appearance of Rhondda Cynon Taf.
From sprucing up their streets, to picking up litter and supporting all of the Council’s kerbside recycling services,  many people were rewarded for a wide range of environmental projects and inspiring activities.
The Love Where You Live Awards, consisting of 7 categories, recognise and reward the hard work and commitment of individuals, schools and groups – and once again the event was a huge success.
Cllr Ann Crimmings, Cabinet Member for Environment, Leisure and Culture, said: “The Love Where You Live Awards shine the spotlight on all the fantastic work that is going on within our communities, focusing on the people and projects that truly are making a difference to all of our lives. 
“These are people who are committed to improving the local environment for the benefit of everyone, and the Love Where You Live Awards provide the perfect opportunity to reward each and every one of them. 
“This is our opportunity to not only congratulate these remarkable people on their achievements, but also to encourage others to follow suit by ensuring that residents understand the importance of recycling and improving the environment. 
“By working together, we can make Rhondda Cynon Taf an even cleaner and greener place to live, work and visit.” 
The 2019 Love Where You Live Awards winners and runners-up are as follows: 
Community Environmental Champion
  • Casey-Jane Bishop
  • Christina Shallish Lewis
  • Carys Romney & Julie Barton (WINNER)
Most Innovative Environmental Project
  • Rose North & Brynna Community Council  (WINNER)
  • Penygawsi Primary School
  • Treorchy Primary School
Best School Environmental Initiative
  • Penyrenglyn Community Primary School
  • Llanhari Primary School
  • Treorchy Primary School (WINNER)
Best Kept Community/Best Community Project
  • Cwmaman Woodland Group
  • Cynon Valley Allotment Society
  • Lee Gardens Pool, Penrhiwceiber (WINNER)
School Environmental Champion (Pupil)
  • Pupils at Ferndale Community School
  • Pupils at Penpych Community Primary School
  • Pupils at Penygawsi Primary School (WINNER)
  • Pupils at SS Gabriel & Raphael RC Primary School
School Environmental Champion (Teacher)
  • Danielle Hipkiss - Cwmclydach Primary School
  • Aled Hughes – Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Tonyrefail (WINNER)
  • Rebecca Jones - Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Gymunedol Llantrisant
Best Local Authority Team of the Year
  • Aberdare Town Centre Cleansing Team
  • Fly Tipping Enforcement Team
  • Street Cleansing Supervisory Team (WINNER)
Overall 2019 Winner - Lee Gardens Pool, Penrhiwceiber