Year-round efforts rewarded
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.