The Herne Hill Society Excellence Awards 2023
Environment Category – Judge, Sheila Northover
Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses and Barn
Herne Hill Tree Watch and Friends of Sunray Gardens, Paul Millington (with Jeff Segal, who runs Herne Hill Tree Watch with Paul)
Heritage/History Category – Judge, Colin Wight
Herne Hill Velodrome
Friends of Ruskin Park
Community Category – Judge, Patrick Roberts
Off the Cuff Junior Open Mike
Herne Hill Music Festival
The event took place on Thu 27 April 2023, at Temple Bowling Club, 1A Sunset Road, London SE5 8EA.
The Awards have been such a success that we plan to run them again in two years’ time.
Our panel said:
“It was good to see that so many entries demonstrate innovation, sustainability and ambition and benefit a wide range of people in our community. We were also pleased to be able to reward excellent projects in Herne Hill across both boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark.”
About the Awards
There is so much to celebrate in Herne Hill, and to coincide with our 40th anniversary we have launched our Excellence Awards. We plan to hold the next Awards in 2025.
Any local individual, group, business or organisation can apply, showing how they are contributing to life in Herne Hill.
There are Awards in each of the key areas of the Society’s work — Community, Environment and Heritage.
1. What are the Awards for?
2. Who can apply?
There are Awards in three categories, covering the three key areas of the Society’s work: Environment, Heritage and Community.
We want as many entries as possible, so our winners could be anything that is making an impact: enhancing the environment, celebrating local history, improving the community; encouraging local engagement or promoting civic pride in Herne Hill.
Environment – Putting effort into enhancing the local environment or encouraging local people to appreciate and engage with trees, flowers, green spaces, play areas, wildlife, sustainability or conservation. The judges want to hear about anything that improves the area’s environment.
Heritage – Increasing knowledge of the history of our locality, conserving the provision of valuable resources, school history projects, or someone who has done some interesting local research. The judges want to hear how this work enhances our heritage.
Community – Investing in local people: this might include initiatives for older people, young people, refugee groups, or any group doing interesting work to engage and build our community or enhance safety. The judges want to hear about this work in community relations.
3. Reasons to apply
4. How will applications be judged?
This is a wholly-owned Herne Hill Society initiative, and winning entrants will be those that appeal to the judging panel who have broad and wide experience of significant involvement with the Society. Our judging panel consists of two past Herne Hill Society Chairs, Sheila Northover and Colin Wight, and past Secretary of the Society, Pat Roberts. Sheila Northover will Chair the panel, with the casting vote in the case of tied decisions.
5. Key dates
6. How to apply
Any individual, group, charity, business or organisation may apply or nominate someone else for entry. If you nominate someone else, you will need to submit an application on their behalf and you will need to get their permission. You can apply in more than one category. You can also apply for more than one Award as long as you submit a separate entry for each.
7. What we need to know
a. Contact details of person applying, i.e.
b. Who is being entered for the Award? Give contact details if different from above.
c. The category that best suits the nomination: Environment, Heritage or Community.
d. Finally, in no more 500 words, tell us about the ways in which this individual/work/project/initiative contributes to life in Herne Hill. You can attach photographs, if relevant.