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The Park awarded “Community Venue of the Year”


L to R: Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees; Director at The Park Louise Hunt; The Park Marketing Manager Sam Carrier; PA to the directors Joy Pollard; Voscur’s Chief Executive,Wendy Stephenson, Director of Sales and Communications, Bristol Energy, Elaine Warwicker; Chair, Voscur, Richard Pendlebury and television presenter, Sherrie Eugene-Hart.

The Park has just won Community Venue of the Year by public vote at the recent Voscur awards.

The accolade for the Knowle West centre is part of the Voscur 2016 Social Impact Awards for the best community-run publicly accessible space in Bristol.

It was presented this month at a conference at the SS Great Britain by Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees and television presenter Sherrie Eugene-Hart.

Also shortlisted were The Greenway Centre in Southmead and The Southville Centre.

Director of The Park Louise Hinton said: “The award has been a real encouragement to the team here. We know we are doing something valuable in this community from the people we meet every day but it is fantastic to have such a public endorsement.”

Chief Executive of Voscur Wendy Stephenson said: “Congratulations to our Voscur winners and nominees! What an amazing evening of celebrating Bristol’s good causes, and the people that make a difference.”

The Park opened its site in Daventry Road in 2000 as a hub of community activity including learning, business, support services and leisure.