This year’s annual Good Neighbour Awards competition – and a cheque for £750 – has been won by the Hartcliffe & Withywood Teenage Parents Project in Withywood, with the £350 second prize going to Off the Record in Horfield Road, St Michael’s Hill.
Hartcliffe & Withywood Teenage Parents Project
The prizes are awarded to the community groups in Bristol and North Somerset that best demonstrate a commitment to the neighbourhood in which they operate.
The awards scheme is organised by Miss Millie’s Fried Chicken, the South West fast-food chain. The scheme is now in its 22nd year and is supported and judged by leading authorities including Avon & Somerset Constabulary, Avon Fire Brigade, Bristol City Council, the Bristol Evening Post, and Jack fm radio.
Last year’s winner was the Crossroads Young Carers Service in North Somerset for its work in supporting children aged from five to 18 who care for family members suffering from a serious illness or disability. The Bristol Dial-a-Ride scheme won the £350 second prize for a programme to help its 14,500 disabled and elderly members across Bristol.
Previous winners have included the I Am Me information project, Bristol Sands bereavement support service, Hartcliffe & Withywood Kick Start (HAWKS), Bristol Nightstop’s Caring at Christmas project, the Badminton Road Methodist Youth Centre, the Jessie May Trust and the Hartcliffe and Withywood Race Equality Project.