THE Trevor Basin has been honoured by The Waterways Renaissance Awards 2005.
The ceremony, held at Madame Tussauds in London, was hosted by TV presenter John Craven and the guest speaker was Waterways minister Alun Michael MP.
Trevor Basin's regeneration project won the Community Award sponsored by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
Trevor Basin opens on to the northern end of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct that spans the River Dee. It forms a cul-de-sac which is a mooring spot for one of the busiest inland waterways in the UK.
British Waterways Wales and Border Counties manager Julie Sharman said: 'The award was fitting recognition for a project that had increased visitor numbers to the visually stunning site.'
The project involved a lot of hard work from the local community and visitors took part in a variety of environmental schemes, community-led artwork and improvements to access, creating an attractive and green waterside. The project also included a major public arts programme facilitated by an artist Anthony Lysycia who lived on the site.
Judges were particularly impressed that the project's close work with the community had helped created a sense of 'ownership' with locals.