The Rectory Lane Cemetery Project team was delighted to win Berkhamsted Citizens Association’s (BCA) 2021 Environment Award recently.
The BCA’s Township Committee present the annual award 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.
BCA decided the project’s long-term work to transform the cemetery into a reinvigorated space was deserving of their more coveted award.
Explaining their decision, the Township Committee judges said: “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’.”
The cemetery project team said: “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.”
The cemetery team are running free guided tours throughout May. For more information, visit rectorylanecemetery.org.uk/eventbrite
Picture credit Rectory Lane Cemetery Project