By Haddenham Webteam - 14th July 2015 9:00pm
We are delighted to announce that Haddenham has again featured among the major prizewinners in the Buckinghamshire Best Kept Village Competition.
Haddenham has won the Pushman Cup, for large villages with a population over 3,000.
(Joint runners-up were Chalfont St Giles & Gerrards Cross).
Competition chairman, Richard Pushman commented: "There were a record number of entries this year, standards were high in all the competing villages and I congratulate all our winners and runners-up. The judges were very impressed with the general upkeep and absence of litter."
"Almost all the entries displayed much evidence of good community spirit with numerous activities and community enterprise. Cuddington is a worthy winner of the Community Award. In particular, The Cuddington Picture House, run by volunteers, is an ambitious community project which has been a great success. Oving too deserves congratulations. Although
not a Best Kept Village winner the new village hall has been a tremendous achievement for the village."
The competition is organised by the Bucks Best Kept Village Competition Committee with sponsorship provided by Bucks County Council, Milton Keynes Council, the District Councils from Aylesbury Vale, Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe and Motts Coaches. International real estate adviser Savills sponsors the competition's Community Award.
Entrants were assessed on various features within their villages with categories covering playing fields, recreation grounds, village halls, war memorials, notice boards and areas
around shops and pubs.
The judges were also looking for evidence of community effort. Andrew Cronan, Head of Savills Beaconsfield Sales, comments: "Community is central to our ethos at Savills and we are delighted to be able to support an initiative which has such a positive impact on the
Buckinghamshire villages which we love and in which we all work and live."
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
This from Haddenham Parish Council:In light of the recent Black Lives Matter Campaign the Parish Council and Buckinghamshire Council have been approached by residents concerned that the street name Slave Hill is inappropriate and asking about the origins of the name.The houses on Slave Hill were built by Leslie Bilsby Developments in the mid-1970s as part of The Meadows development. It is...
The following statement from Christian Bunt, the Head of Local Policing Chief Superintendent, was issued on Friday 23rd July 2020After over three months of social restrictions, we understand that people will want to go out and enjoy themselves when lockdown restrictions ease further on Saturday 4th July 2020.As these restrictions are lifted however, the public have an even greater...
Safety warnings have been issued as lockdown measures are eased from this weekendBucks Council chiefs have joined calls for the public to take care and prevent the spread of the virus, as lockdown measures as set to be significantly eased tomorrow.From today (Saturday 4th July) Aylesbury Vale's shops, bars, hairdressers and pubs will all be open to the public, with safety measures in...