The Friends of the Pump Room Gardens have been shortlisted for the ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’ Leamington Business award 2016 and need your vote to become the outright winner.
This award is for a volunteer or a team of volunteers that have shown outstanding achievement and have made a significant contribution to Leamington.
Why you should vote for the Friends
The Friends are all volunteers who have campaigned since 2008 to improve the Pump Room Gardens for residents and visitors. Working closely with Warwick District Council and other community stakeholders, the Friends are proud of their contributions to improving outdoor life in Leamington Spa.
In 2012 the Friends completed the restoration of the eight Victorian Linden Arches. Then in 2014, the Friends secured a grant for a feasibility study for the comprehensive refurbishment of the Gardens.
This led to the award of a grant of almost £1 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a major restoration of the Gardens, the first substantial works for more than a century. The works will ensure a permanent improvement to the gardens.
Archie Pitts, Chairman of the Friends, said “This is a fantastic project for what has always been known as the Village Green of the town. We are all looking forward to seeing the works start.”
Vote for the Friends at:
Closing date: July 29th