Year-round ef­forts re­warded

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Count­ess Howe presents John Hat­ton with a framed cer­tifi­cate for Best Kept Large Vil­lage 2014 CHAL­FONT St Peter is cel­e­brat­ing be­ing named Best Kept Vil­lage.

John Hat­ton, vice-chair­man of the parish coun­cil, ac­cepted the Push­man Cup for Large Vil­lages in the Buck­ing­hamshire Best Kept Vil­lage Com­pe­ti­tion from Count­ess Howe, Deputy Lieu­tenant for Buck­ing­hamshire.

The event on Satur­day also served as the of­fi­cial open­ing cer­e­mony of the Mil­len­nium Wood Na­ture Re­serve, near Gravel Hill.

Mr Hat­ton said: “A great deal of work goes into main­tain­ing our open spa­ces and pub­lic ar­eas, keep­ing them well tended and lit­ter free.

“This ef­fort is com­ple­mented by some at­trac­tive shop win­dow dis­plays, hang­ing bas­kets pro­vided by the Cham­ber of Com­merce, and the dis­play of flags and lights dec­o­rat­ing the vil­lage on spe­cial oc­ca­sions through­out the year.

“All this, plus the ef­forts of vol­un­teer groups like Mis­bourne River Ac­tion Group and the Her­itage Group, all help to­wards im­press­ing the judges.”

It has won eight tro­phies in the com­pe­ti­tion’s 58-year his­tory.



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