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Mayor’s Community Award

Mayor’s Community Award

Congratulations to our Chair, Stefan for this award! We’re immensely proud!

In Stefan’s words: “With great joy and gratitude, I received the Mayor’s Community Award. Twelve exceptional individuals were chosen this year who all have done amazing work for our community and neighbourhood. In 2021, Julian, our founder, received the award for his foresight and energy to set up our voluntary group, create the Pocket Park and manoeuvre us through a pandemic. From there, it’s been my privilege to keep us going strong and expanding, create a number of beautiful garden areas and cajole RBK Council into serious infrastructure repair work currently in preparation (toilet and retaining walls). Thank you Madame Mayor and Cllr Sweeney!

You can read about all the winners here. And here’s Stefan’s:

Stefan Gross

Stefan has been nominated due to his commitment to his neighbourhood and the community through his stewardship of the Friends of Queens Promenade group. He took over as Chair only 18 months ago and has since achieved great things. These include the restoration of the ‘Italian Garden’ on the Promenade, the conception and delivery of a mural and sensory garden on the Queen’s Promenade and participation in the coronation weekend’s ‘Big Help Out’. 

Stefan dedicates enormous energy and time to making the group successful. Stefan has been lobbying and working with the Council to improve the Promenade. He has presented successful funding requests for critical repair work and very soon, we will see a raised seating area, formerly used as a bandstand, repaired and refurbished. And also, retaining walls rebuilt all along the promenade. 

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