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News update @ 24 September 2009

Haddenham wins Best Kept Village Award

Haddenham was again successful in the Best Kept Village competition, this year
winning the Pushman Cup for the second time in three years. The award was
presented to Cllr Margaret Aston, Chairman of Haddenham Parish Council at
Church End on Saturday 12 September.

The judges’ comments make pleasing reading:


   1.     Parish church surrounds in good order. Graveyard well maintained.

   2.     Church End common green surround litter free and well maintained.
          Tidy and well managed play area secure by spring gate. Good tennis
          courts which can be illuminated. Pavilion has good surroundings.

   3.     Good Community Centre area with much activity in evidence.
          Surrounding area tidy and well managed.

   4.     Snakemoor Local Nature Reserve. Good managed area with a clear
          natural pond. Comprehensive waterproof local information plate in
          situ.

   5.     Banks parade shops surroundings clean and tidy. All public houses
          within Church End very presentable. Butcher’s shop surround tidy and
          litter free.

   6.     Bus shelter clean and good. Notice boards at Community Centre up to
          date and newsworthy re Council affairs.

   7.     Village sign at Church End in good order. War memorial, good and
          well maintained, clean and planted. Church End pond clean and well
          managed surrounds and a good community area.

   8.     Haddenham continues to be a most attractive village with excellent
          facilities.

This is an award that the whole village can be rightly proud of and the result of a
lot of hard work of a large number of people, many of whom often go
unheralded but their contributions are more than welcome nevertheless.

								
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