Previous Town Awards

Winner of the 2023 Award

Every two years the Ware Society makes an award for any development or project, completed in the preceding two years that has enhanced the appearance or amenity of the town. This year the judges were presented with five nominations, as shown below. Each of the five nominated projects offered an improved amenity for the town of which the people involved in their provision can feel rightly proud. The 2023 noinations were:

Priory Play Park: 


The Skate Park: 


Kingsmead Refurbished Cycleway :


Amwell End Redevelopment: 


Ware Lido: 

The award for 2023 was won for the work carried out on the Priory Lido.  At the Society’s presentation evening on 2nd November the Town Mayor, Councillor Tom Day and Kat Harter accepted the award plaque, on behalf of Ware Town Council.

In making the award to the Lido the judges acknowledged the fact that the work carried out and the change of management structure had saved an amenity in terminal decline and transformed it into a vibrant attraction for the town.

Louisa Vollans and the Town Mayor were presented with a certificate of commendation for the work carried out on the Ware Priory Play Park.

Refurbishment of the Play Park was initiated by some dedicated volunteers and kick started through crowd funding.  It provides inclusive, updated facilities for children in a wide range of ages and abilities.


Previous Winners

2021 – Southern maltings Function Room

2018 - Sacred Heart Church Parish Centre

2016 - Musley School

2014 – The Ware Memorial Refurbishment

2012 – The Drill Hall

2010 – Playing On The Wild Side

2008 – Fletcher’s Lea

2006 – Bates Walk Overmantle

2003 – Jacoby’s

2001 – The Maltmaker Statue

1999 – The French Horn Development

1997 – The Station Hotel Development

1995 – The Octagon

1991 - Riverside Mews

1989 – Ware Station

1987 - Leaside Mews

1985 – The Water Gate

1983 - Dolphin House

1981 – Water Row

1979 – Library Extension