HWPS has won numerous awards for its work to restore and preserve Holgate Windmill. These range from local awards for community involvement to national awards for the preservation of an important heritage building. 

2020: Runner up in the Tiptree World Bread Awards, Yorkshire and Humber category 

hdr_with_bunting2017: The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

2015: Winner of the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

2014: Society for the Preservation of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) Conservation Award

2013: Winner of the John Shannon Conservation Award at York Design Awards

2013: Awarded Engineering Heritage Listed Status by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers “in recognition of the contribution and promotion of our nation’s engineering heritage”

2012: Winner of the BiffaAward “Building Communities” Award for “Cultural Facilities”

2012 & 2013: Commendations from the English Heritage Angel Awards

2010: York Guild of Building Craftmanship Awards. Master’s Award given to the professional millwrights for the handmade cap and shear frame

2010: Winner of ITV “Peoples Millions”, winning £46k to restore the sails

2007: Winner of “Best Community Project” at the York Community Pride Awards


and, of course, not forgetting the 2013 award “Best of British Roundabouts” by the Roundabout Appreciation Society!