Berkhamsted Citizens Environment Award
The Rectory Lane Cemetery Project was asked to participate in the virtual AGM of the Berkhamsted Citizens Association at the end of March.
We were delighted to discover that their Townscape Committee had chosen the Rectory Lane Cemetery Project as the winner of their 2021 Environment Award.
The Citizens’ Environment Award is made annually to a project that makes an outstanding contribution to the environment of Berkhamsted. This may be a new or renovated building or improvements to an open space or amenity.
The judges were very complimentary about the project:
This year we were agreed unanimously that a candidate merited our highest award, the plaque. So, for its outstanding design, its sensitive remodelling and refurbishment, the quality of its materials, its environmental attributes, and simply the finest community project seen in Berkhamsted in recent years, we have decided to give our most prestigious award to the Friends of St. Peter’s for the Transformation of the Rectory Lane Cemetery from ‘Dead Space to Living Place’.
We are very grateful to the Citizens Association for according us this accolade and look forward to unveiling the plaque which will be fixed at the entrance to the Cemetery on Rectory Lane at an appropriate time when we can celebrate together.