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Anthony Steel e announced the results of the 2012 Society Awards at the Celebration event held on the 11th April 2013

He stated that 30 nomination shad been received covering 12 projects.

The results were:

Letter of Commendation – Strada restaurant

Certificate of Merit – Jubilee Arch, Thompson’s Close

Certificate of Merit – The three Jubilee Memorials (designed by Roy Bentley and Phoebe C - a pupil at Grove school and manufactured by Richard Sweetland)

Certificate of Merit – Pine Court in Carlton Road, financed by Mencap (a good example of modern architecture)

Plaque – the Foresters development in Bowers Parade (a significant improvement of this part of Harpenden)

2012 Society Awards

Harpenden Society presented the annual “Harpenden Society Award” to Jarvis Homes for ‘The Foresters’ housing development in Harpenden. The Society’s award is presented For development which has enhanced our environment” and recognises the winners’ contribution to the community. The award ceremony was held at the new development on Wednesday July 17th.

The Foresters winning development is located behind Bowers Parade at the north east end of the High Street. A number of society members and Jarvis staff attended the presentation ceremony.

‘The Foresters’ comprises eighteen prestigious apartments and three cottages in a superb central location in Harpenden. They are all fitted out to a very high standard and have secure covered basement parking and storage spaces.

Chris Marsden, Society Chairman said, “The development is a significant improvement this area of Harpenden. The site previously accommodated a car servicing and repair business and a mixture of industrial and retail businesses, some thriving and others in a state of disrepair. The resulting new apartments and cottages enhance this area of the High Street. I am very pleased to announce that the Harpenden Society Plaque for 2012 is awarded to Jarvis Homes for ‘The Foresters’.

Mike Peters, Managing Director of Jarvis Homes Ltd accepted the award on behalf of the company, he said, “Jarvis Homes is delighted to have been honoured with this prestigious award from The Harpenden Society. It recognises the high quality of design and build of the properties which have transformed the area and provides much needed additional housing in Harpenden.”

Mike Peters (left) and Chris Marsden.

Mike Peters (left), Managing Director of Jarvis Homes Ltd receives the “Harpenden Society Environmental Award” on behalf of Jarvis Homes for The Foresters housing development in Harpenden. Chris Marsden, Society Chairman presented the award on behalf of the Society.

Chris Marsden (left) and Mike Peters.

Mike Peters (left), Managing Director of Jarvis Homes Ltd received the “Harpenden Society Environmental Award” on behalf of Jarvis Homes for The Foresters housing development in Harpenden. Chris Marsden, Society Chairman presented the award on behalf of the Society and helped Mike to screw the plaque to the wall of the building.

Mike Peters with Harpenden Society committee members.

Mike Peters (holding plaque), Managing Director of Jarvis Homes Ltd receives the “Harpenden Society Environmental Award” on behalf of Jarvis Homes for The Foresters housing development in Harpenden. Chris Marsden, Society Chairman presented the award on behalf of the Society.

Three of The Harpenden Society Annual Awards for 2012 were presented recently at a group event held at Harpenden’s STRADA restaurant on Leyton Green.

Firstly ‘A letter of Commendation’  to commend STRADA for the significant visual improvement that their restaurant on Leyton Green has made to the local area.

Secondly a ‘Certificate of Merit’ awarded to Harpenden Mencap for Pine Court in recognition of the valuable improvement the building has made to the local area.

Thirdly a ‘Certificate of Merit’ awarded to Harpenden Town Council for the Jubilee Crowns and Arch, commissioned to commemorate the Diamond  Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Special recognition being given to the work of Roy Bentley, Phoebe, a pupil at Grove Junior School, and Richard Sweetland in creating and erecting these sculptures.

All the guests as seen in the photographs enjoyed a hospitality treat during the presentation ceremony with coffee, tea, tiramisu and cheesecake.

A big thank you to STRADA manager Valentina Rizzo


Valentina Rizzo receiving the STRADA award from The Harpenden Society chairman Chris Marsden.

Strada staff with Valentina Rizzo and Chris Marsden

Next:  Penny Kitching a tenant at Pine Court receiving their award from Chris Marsden with Anthony Steele (The Harpenden Society Awards organiser); Patrick Fisher,  Trustee; Andy Butterfield,  Manager of Pine Court and Karen Stafford, Director

Harpenden Town Mayor Rosemary Farmer receiving the Town Council Award from Chris Marsden.

 Chris Marsden and Rosemary Farmer by one of the Jubilee sculptures

The Harpenden Society Annual Awards presentation: STRADA, MENCAP and HARPENDEN TOWN COUNCIL