New plea for parish volunteers
VILLAGERS met to discuss plans for two projects to boost community pride and bring people together.
A public meeting was held at Sutton Ex-Servicemen’s Club for residents from Sutton, Lyme Green and Langley to discuss village issues.
The main items on the agenda were arrangements for the Queen’s birthday this summer and to enter the Community Pride Competition, which was formerly Best Kept Village.
The award celebrates efforts to improve the appearance of communities with planting and gardens.
The parish council has been discussing the two projects and wanted to meet with residents to gauge opinion and sign up volunteers.
Joy Williams chaired the meeting and ideas for the Queen’s birthday included the Sutton Bell Ringers taking part, scouts making a beacon and a flower festival at Sutton St James church.
The community could take part in litter picks as part of a national clean-up ahead of the birthday.
Coun Brian Thompson, chairman of Sutton Parish Council, said this would help with efforts for the Community Pride award.
He said: “We’ve been discussing entering the best kept village and wanted to do something for the Queen’s birthday so a number of more proactive members of the community decided to hold the meeting for the three villages.
“There were ideas but it needs people to take a lead.
“I will put the items on the agenda at the next parish council meeting and ask councillors from the four wards to join with people from the meeting or other volunteers to get things moving.”
Contact Sarah Giller, parish clerk on 01625 850532 or email email@example.com.
●● One of the rushbearing ceremonies held at St Stephen’s in Macclesfield Forest every August
●● Residents in Sutton, Lyme Green and Langley are being invited to band together to spruce up the villages to enter the Community Pride Contest, as well as marking the Queen’s birthday