Rare win for village in best kept contest
Unusual for a large village to win overall prize
CHALFONT St Peter will be presented with an award for winning Bucks Best Kept Village competition, which took place earlier this year.
Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher will present the award to parish council chairman Linda Smith at a ceremony on Saturday September 12.
The competition was separated into different categories, and the village won the Tindall Cup, a cup winners cup only open to the villages that placed first in their categories last year.
Parish clerk Debbie Evans said it was unusual accolade for a village the size of Chalfont St Peter.
“It’s really quite rare for a large village to win the Tindall Cup,” she said. “This is only the second time we have won it.”
She added: “We’re extremely pleased and appreciate all the work that went into winning it.”
Community groups involved in helping the village win the competition have been invited as a way to say thank you for all of their hard work.
She said: “This is all about community groups. It’s recognition for their hard work.”
Mrs Evans was also keen to emphasise the work is a year long job, and not just for the part of the year the competition runs.
She said: “The Best Kept Village is not just something that happens in June. We aim to keep the standard going for 12 months.”
Describing the award as ‘fantastic’ and said it was ‘lovely to be recognised’. She hopes there will be around 50 people at the ceremony.
The village will also be presented with the Leofwine Shield on Tuesday September 8, which is awarded to the village in the Chiltern District with the highest points in the competition.
Mrs Evans said: “The award is just a fantastic way of recognising this, and we hope to win it next year.”
EXTREMELY PLEASED: Chalfont St Peter has been awarded the Tindall Cup – a rare honour and the second time the village has won the accolade