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                            FRIENDS

               OF

       BRIERDENE




2006


October 11th 

The first work party commenced conservation work in the lower reach.




2007



October

1000 volunteer hours worked in the Brierdene.



2008


February

Water vole sighted in the middle reach section of the burn.


July

2000 volunteer hours worked in the Brierdene.


September

Heavy rains and flooding damaging all footpaths and destroy two sections of the new southern path. 


October

Steve Stone presented with Chairman of the Council Community Award for his work as volunteer coordinator for the Friend of Brierdene.



2009


February

3000 volunteer hours worked in the Brierdene.


Friends of Brierdene presented with the Community Group Award 2008 at the Evening Chronicle Environmental Awards Ceremony.


September
North Tyneside in Bloom the Friends received a Special Award for Achievement.

4000 volunteer hours worked in the Brierde
ne.

December
252 Trees planted as part of the BBC Breathing Places Tree O'Clock Event.


2010


April

5000 volunteer hours worked in the Brierde
ne.

September
RHS  Northumbria in Bloom in the Neighbourhood Awards the Friends  received a Certificate at Level 5  (Outstanding).

North Tyneside in Bloom the Friends received a 2nd Place Certificate for Community effort.

November
6000 volunteer hours worked in the Brierdene


2011


January
The Friends of Brierdene were awarded the Whitley Bay Town Cup for their work in the Brierdene. 
North Tynside Council awards this prestigious cup to any organisation or individual of the town who has brought about an outstanding event in the last year, or
has been of outstanding service to the community.


July
7000 volunteer hours have been worked in the Brierdene
.

August
North Tyneside in Bloom the Friends were awarded 1st Place in the Community Effort Category.


September

Construction of the Observation/Viewing Platform Completed


October

RHS  Northumbria in Bloom in the Neighbourhood Awards the Friends  received a Certificate at Level 5  (Outstanding)

2012

February
8000 volunteer hours have been worked in the Brierdene.

March
In the Community Health Awards the Friends were judged as Outstanding and presented with a certificate.

June
Heavy rains and flooding have damaged a number of footpaths.

9000 volunteer hours have been worked in the Brierdene.

July
The Brierdene received the Green Flag Community Award for 2012/13

August
North Tyneside in Bloom the Friends received a 3rd Place Certificate for Community/ Street Effort.

October

RHS  Northumbria in Bloom in the Neighbourhood Awards the Friends  received a Certificate at Level 5  (Outstanding) for the third year running.

November

10,000 volunteer hours have been worked in the Brierdene.

2013


May

11,000 volunteer hours have been worked in the Brierdene.

July
Friends of Brierdene retain the Green Flay Community Award for 2013/2014

August
North Tyneside in Bloom the Friends received a 3rd Place Certificate for Community/ Street Effort.

October

12,000 volunteer hours have been worked in the Brierdene.

 
RHS  Northumbria in Bloom in the Neighbourhood Awards the Friends  received a Certificate at Level 5  (Outstanding) for the fourth year running.

November
105 Trees donated by the Woodland Trust were planted at the west end of the Dene Top.

2014


March
13,000 volunteer hours have been worked in the Brierdene.

July
Friends of Brierdene retain the Green Flay Community Award for 2014/2015


14,000 volunteer hours have been worked in the Brierdene.

August
North Tyneside in Bloom the Friends received a 2nd Place Certificate for Community/ Street Effort.
The first Bio Blitz took place in the Brierdene on the 9th of the month.

November
15,000 volunteer hours have been worked in the Brierdene.

 
RHS  Northumbria in Bloom in the Neighbourhood Awards the Friends  received a Certificate at Level 5  (Outstanding) for the fiveth year running.


2015


May
16,000 volunteer hours have been worked in the Brierdene.

July
Friends of Brierdene retain the Green Flay Community Award for 2015/2016


August
17,000 volunteer hours have been worked in the Brierdene.

Completion of work to repair all flood damaged footpaths and new measures to reduce
rain and flood damage to footpaths installed.

September
North Tyneside in Bloom the Friends received a 2nd Place Certificate for Community/ Street Effort.

November
RHS  Northumbria in Bloom in the Neighbourhood Awards the Friends  received a Certificate at Level 5  (Outstanding) for the sixth year running.

2016

February
18,000 volunteer hours have been worked in the Brierdene.

June

Tony Lister presented with Chairman of the Council Community Silver Award for his work as as chairman of the Friend of Brierdene over ther last 10 years.

July
Friends of Brierdene retain the Green Flay Community Award for 2015/2016

August
19,000 volunteer hours have been worked in the Brierdene.

October
North Tyneside in Bloom the Friends received a 3rd Place Certificate for Community/ Street Effort.

November
RHS  Northumbria in Bloom in the Neighbourhood Awards the Friends  received a Certificate at Level 5  (Outstanding) for the seventh year running.

RHS It's Your Neighbourhood National Certificate of Distinction.

2017

January
20,000 volunteer hours have been worked in the Brierdene.

June
21,000 volunteer hours have been worked in the Brierdene.

July
Friends of Brierdene retain the Green Flag Community Award for 2017/2018.

November
22,000 volunteer hours have been worked in the Brierdene.

RHS  Northumbria in Bloom in the Neighbourhood Awards the Friends  received a Certificate at Level 5  (Outstanding) for the eighth year running.


2018

May
23,000 volunteer hours have been worked in the Brierdene.

July
Friends of Brierdene retain the Green Flay Community Award for 2018/2019.

October
RHS  Northumbria in Bloom in the Neighbourhood Awards the Friends  received a Certificate at Level 5  (Outstanding) for the nineth year running.

24,000 volunteer hours have been worked in the Brierdene.


2019

May
25,000 volunteer hours have been worked in the Brierdene.

June
Steve Stone was awarded the BEM for services to Wildlife Conservation

July
Friends of Brierdene retain the Green Flay Community Award for 2019/2020.

September
RHS  Northumbria in Bloom in the Neighbourhood Awards the Friends  received a Certificate at Level 5  (Outstanding) for the tenth year running.

November
26,000 volunteer hours have been worked in the Brierdene.


2020

March

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

All operations by our volunteers have been suspended


June
Friends of Brierdene received the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.

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Awards in 2019


Steve receiving his B.E.M

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Awards in 2020


Green Flag Community Award

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RHS Northumbria  in Bloom

Neighbourhood Award

Major Events