GLOUCESTER has narrowly missed out on being named the State’s tidiest town.
The small village of Nundle in the State’s New England region took the mantle at the Keep Australia Beautiful Tidy Towns awards in Armidale last weekend.
Gloucester finished with three gongs, including the tidiest town award for centres with a population of between 1201 and 4000.
Gloucester also won its category in the Packaging Stewardship Forum - Waste Management and Litter Reduction Award for the efforts of the local Men’s Shed in helping to reduce landfill at the Gloucester waste treatment facility.
The Gloucester Chamber of Commerce received a Highly Commended for its organisation of the Centenary of Rail Celebrations in the Cultural Heritage Award category.
The work of the Gloucester Project was recognised for its innovative Tucker Patch concept on Cemetery Rd.
The Tucker Patch received the Bush Spirit Award for population centres of between 1201 and 4000.
It more good news for the Tucker Patch the federal government has confirmed a $25,000 grant for the project, which will enable it to employ three local people for the composting of green and food waste.