The 2023 Awards took place on Tuesday 07/03/2023
1st Place winner | Good Relations Connecting Communities Project of the Year Award
Donemana in the past has been perceived as a fractious village, but Dennett Valley Healthy Network (Damien Devine) has been working tirelessly to develop a shared space for all the community. Before there was no shared space in Donemana so there were no opportunities for people to mix.
The Network adopted an old parochial hall that was deemed as a contested space. It has now been turned into a shared space with a workshop, allotments and animals in which the men’s shed and hen’s shed come together to make woodwork, tend to their allotments and develop friendships, organically developing new friendships and respecting everyone’s views and opinions.