IRNHAM NEWS AND EVENTS 2021
SOUTH KESTEVEN BEST KEPT VILLAGE COMPETITION
Best Kept Village winners collect their prizes with (from left) Cllr Dr Peter Moseley, gold litter bin winners Brian Ingliss, Barrowby, Jenny Crow, Irnham, and John Plummer, Allington, with back (from left) Neil McCorquodale, Stoke Rochford, competition judge Elizabeth Bowskill, Lincolnshire Gardens Trust, and David Anderson, Greatford.
Irnham Parish Councillors were delighted to read the press release announcing the winners of the secret shopper style District Best Kept Village Competition. In the smaller villages/hamlets category (populations between 100 and 500) IRNHAM was placed first, with Stoke Rochford second and Greatford in third place. In the larger villages category (populations between 501 and 5000) Barrowby and Allington were judged joint winners with Caythorpe second and Thurlby third respectively. Prize money of £400 for the winners, £300 for second place and £200 for third place will also be awarded.
SKDC were keen to recognise all the hard work which communities put into making the villages so attractive. For many, working in the garden has been particularly important during the pandemic and the abundance of flowers has also given visitors a beautiful environment to admire as we started to come out of lockdown.
This snapshot showed the District as it is without anyone working towards a competition. Indeed, Irnham Parish Council were informed there wouldn’t be a competition this year! Many thanks go to the Irnham Parish Community for all their efforts to keep the Parish looking so well cared for and going the extra mile to mow areas outside their properties, keep trees healthy with appropriate pruning, plant up front gardens and displays. The two restored village pumps were looking great this year with floral planting as well. St Andrew’s Church and Churchyard are much admired for the way they are maintained as is the Griffin Inn and Irnham Hall. Volunteers support so much of the effort to keep our village and hamlets well cared for and litter free. Thank You everyone for your contribution. Irnham Parish Council would be delighted to receive ideas/offers of help from residents of the Parish regarding further projects to continue to improve and maintain the Parish and of course we will have some, much appreciated, extra funds available now.
Irnham Parish Council would also like to take this opportunity to thank SKDC and the Big Clean for their support. Some of the jobs are just so much easier with a bigger team and the right machines for the task. You really have made a difference. Thank you.
Irnham Parish Council
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PARISH COUNCIL 2020 UPDATE
The 2021 Parish Council update can be downloaded here.
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