The results are in for this year’s Love Where You Live shortlist

Published 3 September 2021

Our judges have deliberated and whittled 93 strong nominations for our tenth Love Where You Live Awards down to 30 successful shortlisted finalists who all  demonstrated community spirit over the last year. Read on to find out if your local heroes have made this year’s cut in our eight award categories.

2021 Love Where You Live shortlist

Arts and Culture

  1. Anna Blight
  2. Anne Wallace
  3. Pontefract Decorating Squad

Best Garden

  1. Charles Malcolm
  2. June Cunnane
  3. Agnes Fyfe

Community Champion

  1. Gavin Nelson-Auty
  2. Tracy Morgan
  3. Mike Dixon
  4. Colin White

Community Group

  1. Less Litter, More Smiles
  2. Springfield Allotment Community Klub (SACK)
  3. Airedale Food and Baby and Children’s Bank
  4. Stanley Residents Group
  5. Kettlethorpe Nature Group
  6. Knottingley Litter Busters
  7. Friends of Friarwood Valley Gardens

Digital in the Community

  1. Community Choir Wakefield
  2. Pontefract Civic Society
  3. Havercroft Parents Forum

Working with Older People

  1. Maureen Smith
  2. Senior Citizen’s Support Group
  3. The Addy Wild Tots and Friends reworking

Working with Young People

  1. The Addy Adventure Playground
  2. Young People’s Empowerment Project
  3. Matthew Poxon
  4. Next Generation Youth and Community Project

Young Achiever

  1. Alba Stogden
  2. Jessica Reid
  3. Jordan Stead

The winners from this year’s shortlist will soon be decided entirely by public vote on our Love Where You Live websiteVoting for this year’s awards will open on Monday, 13 September 2021 and closes at midnight on Friday, 15 October 2021.

We have created a digital toolkit, containing social media images and posters to help all our finalists promote this news far and wide, to get as many votes as possible. Anyone can access this on our dedicated Love Where You Live Awards website here as soon as voting is launched from Monday, 13 September.

The winners, chosen by you, will be revealed at our grand final event in November 2021.  Each winner will receive £200 thanks to our ground maintenance provider and sponsor Tivoli, and all three finalists, in each category will also receive a prize.

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