Once again, our small band of willing volunteers has been working feverishly to enhance the village and where the containers are concerned, we have endeavoured to adopt our National colours in acknowledgement of the Queen’s 90th Birthday year.
Also, the response for the hanging basket sponsorships has been overwhelming, to a point where there were no other viable lamppost brackets available. To all those subscribers, we offer our grateful appreciation for your support as, without these financial contributions, we would find it difficult to make ends meet. These sentiments equally apply to our own Parish Council and the B & HCC’s Sustainability Grant which, over and above all our other expenditure, allows us to carry forward a modest reserve into next year.
As for the two regional competitions: Beacon Hill Nature Reserve, The Grange and St. Margaret’s Church grounds have again been re-entered for the South and South East in Bloom awards and the village High Street, Nevill Road and The Grange have been nominated for the City in Bloom contests, each in their respective categories, in the hope that our achievements may be even more fruitful than hitherto.
Both results will be published in our next issue, but any of us attending the S & SEIB presentations will need to travel to Farnham in Surrey instead of the Amex Stadium just up the road, as has been the case for the last two years and finally if there is anyone else who would like to assist either physically or financially, I will be extremely pleased to hear from you on 01273 302431.