Hollybush Conservation Centre, Leeds, has been awarded ‘Partner of the Year’ in Leeds City Council’s Environment & Housing awards 2013. Hollybush fought off tough competition from Leeds Credit Union (runner-up), Leeds District Analytical Unit of West Yorkshire Police and Yorkshire Energy Services. Thanks to Dan Malster (a former Hollybush PO and current LCC Ranger) for nominating us.
The award is a fantastic demonstration of the commitment Hollybush has shown whilst working with one of our longest standing partners, Leeds City Council, to achieve the city priorities. Hollybush has worked on a wide range of projects in conjunction with Public Rights of Way and the Natural Habitats Teams throughout the year in a variety of parks and estates and furthermore, along with Dan, many staff in Parks & Countryside (LCC) had begun their careers by volunteering at Hollybush.
The partnership between Hollybush Conservation Centre and LCC has developed over 30 years. This year in particular has produced some excellent working results, for example we have worked at Collingham Woodland spanning 9 months from November 2012 to August 2013. We have also worked at Adel Woods, Lotherton Hall, New Wortley Cemetery, Eccup Whin, Temple Newsum and Kirkstall Wildflower Meadow all with Leeds City Council. Thankyou to LCC for the last 30 years and let’s hope it continues long into the future.