Nextdoor’s annual Good Neighbourhood Awards are a chance to recognise the incredible acts of community kindness across UK neighbourhoods and award those going above and beyond. With well over 5,000 entries this year, we can see how neighbours value being able to celebrate the power of coming together and the impact that can have on where you live.
This year’s Community Group of the Year winner is the Radnor Community Group in Harrow! Congratulations! 🏆🏆🏆 Their glowing nomination came from a local resident who described how their work makes a profound, positive impact on the local area, making neighbours feel safer and more connected with one another.
Driven by the goal of making a difference within the community and improving inclusivity, Radnor Community Group has come together to help shop and care for vulnerable neighbours, distribute free food to those in need and inject some joy back into the local area. They’ve organised litter clean-ups and planted new trees and flowers on the local roads for neighbours to enjoy as well as organised donations for local homeless causes and those further afield in Afghanistan and Ukraine.
Committee member, Max Buttinger, adds:
We have managed to reach out to vulnerable neighbours – such as those experiencing loneliness, dementia, ADHD, disability and financial hardship – and helped support people’s mental wellbeing. We are a real community looking after each other as best we can.”
To celebrate the success of all their hard work, the community group came together in a wonderful Queen’s Platinum Jubilee lunch earlier this year, with 209 residents joining local businesses and even the Mayor, seeing everyone from babies to grannies joining in on the glorious fun with food, games and competitions.
On the award win, Elaine Bailey, Chair of Radnor Community Group, said:
Winning Community Group of the Year means so much to the Radnor community! In just a short space of time, the group has seen over 200 members join and actively contribute to create a safer and more connected neighbourhood – really showcasing how community spirit is still very much alive and we’re hopeful that many of the existing community group projects all around Harrow will grow.
We’re delighted to see such community spirit and will be awarding this group £500 to keep up the good work!
At Nextdoor, our purpose is to cultivate a kinder world where everyone has a neighbourhood to rely on. Start chatting to your neighbours and help build community where you are. 💚
Feeling inspired? Read about the other Good Neighbourhood Award winners here.