Barrie Wilde Receives Annual Community Award

Thu 22 Apr 2021 - posted by Melanie Hyde
Barrie Wilde Receives Annual Community Award

Congratulations to Barrie Wilde who has been awarded the 2020 Annual Community Award by Stony Stratford Town Council for his service to the community.

Barrie has been a focal person when it comes to the work of the Fullers Slade Residents Association. He initiated the forming of the FSRA in 2015 and led the Association for many years successfully and assisted it in various roles after stepping down as chair. He was one of the main drivers in saving Fullers Slade from full demolition and fighting off Regeneration plans which were not fit for purpose. Barrie has given many thousands of hours to the community drawing up alternative Regeneration plans for Fullers Slade, writing and analysing reports and providing his expertise in the building industry to both Milton Keynes Council and the residents on the estate. His heart is fully invested in the good of Fullers Slade.

Annual community award plaque showing Barrie Wilde's name Barrie led the recent successful rejuvenation of Spider Park in Fullers Slade, by securing over £60,000 funding for the project and working with Milton Keynes Council on the design and implementation. Barrie has been a keen supporter of Fullers Slade and its residents since he moved onto the estate when it was first built 40 plus years ago. He ran youth clubs and supported individuals as well, always offering a keen ear and helping hand. Most recently he has conducted a survey of the utilities on Fullers Slade including the drainage system, which was passed on to MKC via SSTC to assist with the investigation of the recent floods. This study started prior to the floods and was to provide information regarding the current capacity on FS in order to prepare for the future regeneration of the estate, but proved to be very useful in providing information regarding the flooding.

Well done Barrie on this much deserved Award!