Village going to lengths for top title
Community groups urged to join up to help Gerrards Cross take prestigious prize
FURTHER improvements are set to take place in order to help a village claim a prestigious prize.
Gerrards Cross is in the process of bidding to be named as one of the best kept villages in Bucks when judging takes place in June for the countywide Best Kept Village competition.
Work is taking place in the area to make it as tidy and attractive as possible, with villagers and community groups being encouraged to come forward to help out.
The parish council is working with the Gerrards Cross Traders’ Association on the project and confirmation has just been given that work will be done to make the outside of the village post office more attractive.
The site is set to close during May while the inside is modernised, but the parish council has now received confirmation the outside of the building will also be improved and smartened up.
Parish council chairman Chris Brown said: “It’s good news and it’s something we were hoping for. It won’t need major work, it’s just that in places it was a bit tatty, so simply tidying it up will make a big difference.
“It’s right in the centre of the village so it’s important that it looks as good as possible.”
The parish council is also negotiating with Chiltern Railways in order to improve the garden at the train station.
It is hoped the site can be renovated and improved in order to give people a good welcome when they arrive in the village by train.
Mr Brown said: “It would be good to make some improvements there as well. It’s the first thing that people see when they arrive here.
“The garden used to be great and really well kept but that has stopped recently, so this is a good opportunity to improve it and smarten it up while we’re doing so much elsewhere in the village.”