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    The Millennium Wildlife garden in Caerleon was a runner-up for a Green Apple Environment Award, which is part of an international campaign to find the most environmentally friendly companies, councils and community projects. The Society's chairman Liz Luck submitted the garden, giving its history, help given and situation in the community. The Society was thrilled when they knew they were up for an award.

    In October, chairman, Liz Luck and committee member Marilyn Custard went up to the House of Commons where they were shown round by Paul Flynn [MP for Newport West] and joined others on the terrace in a marquee for the awards. They were mainly among people from companies that strive to be environmentally friendly and overseas projects that filled the criteria. The awards were presented by the cricketer, Alan Lamb.

    The Event was run by the Green Organisation, which is a non-profit making environmental group run around the world. National organiser Roger Wolens said "It is a tremendous achievement to get on the short list because competition is getting tougher every year".

    Caerleon and District Civic Society act as a pressure group for local residents bringing up their concerns with the City Council and working on Community Projects. Liz said the group were extremely pleased to have the society's efforts recognised. She would like to say a very big "thank you" to all those who were generous with their time and/or money and made it happen. It shows that small can be beautiful.

Over 250 tons of topsoil was 'imported' to level the site...

...thanks to some very generous donations from private individuals and the council, grass seed mixed with wild flowers was sown...

... and sculpture by Dave Johnson erected.

Liz and Marilyn with cricketer Alan Lamb
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