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   Best Kept Village Celebration    14 September, 2019

In 2018 Chalfont St Giles Village entered the Buckinghamshire Best Kept Village Competition and won the Pushman Cup for villages with a population of over 3000.

This meant that in 2019 we were automatically entered into the Tindall Cup which is the ‘cup winners cup’. Our competitors were Weedon with a population of under 500, Padbury, Cheddington and Wendover (which is classified as a small town). Although the village has been in this category several times it has never been awarded the Tindall Cup.

This year we had many volunteers turn up to our village clean-up day in May in preparation for the judging in June.

As there was an extra judging category for flower displays, the Parish Council added wild flowers to the A413, Riverside Walk, The Dell and around signs in the village. They also made some much needed repairs to the ornamental water pump on the village green and added a trough of flowers.  The trough on Riverside walk was also filled with flowers. Volunteers added flowers to our war memorials in the church yard and outside the Reading Rooms. And the Revitalisation Group added flowers to the containers outside the Library and the near to the village Delicatessen.

Many of the businesses in the village made a special effort with the front of their properties, keeping them clean and free from weeds and adding hanging baskets where possible.

With the extra efforts made by the Parish Councillors, staff and volunteers, the judges were very impressed with the village and have awarded Chalfont St Giles Village the Tindall Cup.

The Tindall Cup will be presented to the Chairman of the Parish Council, Gordon Patrick by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for Buckinghamshire Sir Henry Aubrey Fletcher, on Saturday 14 September at 1pm. The ceremony will take place on the village green.

There will be deck chairs on the village green between 12 and 3pm and a band playing music to allow everyone to sit back and enjoy the ambience of our beautiful village.

 

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