Smart decision to enter contest
Edlesborough really has shown smart thinking by joining in a competition to find the best-kept villages in Bucks.
For the area has earned a prestigious award in the Buckinghamshire Best-Kept Village Competition.
Judges declared Edlesborough the winner of the DeFraine Cup, for medium-sized villages. They had looked at cleanliness, maintenance, care and community effort. And they were particularly impressed by the excellent appearance of the churchyard, cemetery and noticeboard, the neatness of the perimeter of the Memorial Hall and the Green and the display of the public footpaths map.
Edlesborough was one of 11 entrants in the medium-sized villages category.
Although Northall and Dagnall are part of the parish, only Edlesborough met the criteria for entry.
Edlesborough Parish Council and villagers are delighted by the win. Parish councillor Alan Williams, who is also chairman of the EDaN (Edlesborough, Dagnall and Northall) steering group, said: “I think it’s great recognition.”
Alexander Boswell, Vice Lord-Lieutenant for Bucks, presented the award to village representative Christine Yates, who heads up the EDaN beautification team, at the Memorial Hall on Saturday.
Parish councillors, EDaN beautification team members, county councillor Avril Davies, judges and villagers attended the event.
The contest was sponsored by Bucks County Council, and Aylesbury Vale, Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe district councils.
Competition chairman Richard Pushman said there had been a record number of entries in 2012,
He said: “High standards of care have been maintained despite the adverse weather conditions during the judging period.”
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