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University Grounds Team presented with Cecil Angel Cup

16 January 2015

The Grounds Team at the University of Coventry have recently been presented with the Cecil Angel Cup.

The Grounds Team at the University of Coventry have recently been presented with the Cecil Angel Cup. The Cecil Angel cup is awarded to staff or students of the University, either individually or on a group basis, for significant contribution to the development and/or wellbeing of the University and the wider community, and/or significant enhancement of the reputation of the institution.

The Team took their place in the Cathedral, along with graduates from the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, at the University Awards Ceremony in November for the presentation of the Cecil Angel cup.    

The Estates' Grounds team is responsible for the maintenance of the University campus, Westwood Heath sports grounds and the Technology Park and for ensuring that these areas are always welcoming, clean, green and safe for staff, students and visitors. 

The small team has transformed the appearance of the campus and made a major contribution towards the University, recently receiving a number of prestigious awards, including a Platinum status in the Ecocampus awards, and Finalist status in the Green Gown Awards. 

The team have also supported the Coventry's entry into Britain in Bloom for five years and played a pivotal role in achieving the Gold awards that have been awarded during this period. 

In 2014 the work of the team was nationally acknowledged by the award of the prestigious Green Flag for central campus - joining only another 10 universities across the UK with this status. 

The team includes;

Andy Littlejohns, Staurt Grundy, James Domican, Adrian Alldrick, Phil Osborne, Reg Worrall, Wendy Townsend, David Jacques, Kenny Grinel, Stephen Beasley, Ken Atkins.

Since the announcement of the Cecil Angel cup award the team have also won one of only nine Special Awards for Innovation given in 2014 by the Green Flag Awards Scheme.

The Special Awards for Innovation are presented to parks and green spaces that can show that they have made changes which have brought outstanding benefits to both their site and their local community. They are also deemed to be inspirational in their commitment to continuous improvement.