Haywoods & Colwich In Bloom
Colwich And Haywoods Best Kept Village Group
We need lots of volunteers to help us win the B.K.V. and Britain In Bloom Competitions. You don't need to join our committee (although you would be more than welcome), we just need volunteers in your immediate area to help us in any way they can.
Tasks such as litter picking and keeping the area tidy, watering and maintaining flower tubs etc. will take just a little of your time and will be a tremendous help to us. You will gain immense satisfaction in being part of a team devoted to improving and keeping our villages beautiful.
If you feel you can help, please contact:
Anne Clendon 808214 (Great Haywood)
- retired, and looking for something to do? The Best Kept Village would
like to hear from you - we strongly feel that if you live in a VILLAGE,
you ought to connect with village life, by supporting the local
pub/joining village organizations/walking round the Parish, and getting
to know people. The B.K.V. are very proud of the 2 GOLD AWARDS we have
received from the Royal Horticultural Society - for Great Haywood and
Little Haywood & Colwich, but we do need more helpers, and would
love to hear of any small offer of help from YOU.
Perhaps you might like to sponsor a small flower tub? or just be very aware of dropping litter -
Cigarette stubs need putting in a bin. Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.
Our Annual General Meeting is on Tuesday 26th January 2016, 7.30 p.m. in the Parish Centre, St.Marys Road, Little Haywood. Please come along.
Anne Clendon (Secretary) 01889.808214. firstname.lastname@example.org
Both young and old from Colwich Parish enjoyed a "Thank-you for all your work" and Presentation Evening of the Best Kept Village Private Garden Competition and Floral Display/Tubs Competition: the Parish Centre is was bursting at the seams with everyone, and Parish Council Chairman Andy Cooper welcomed warmly welcomed everybody.
The B.K.V. Secretary, Anne Clendon briefly told everyone of all the B.K.V. and Heart of England in Bloom Awards, and gave the fantastic news that both Great Haywood and Little Haywood/Colwich have got GOLD AWARDS this year. For the first time the B.K.V. have entered the R.H.S, Neighbourhood Awards - Anne couldn't announce the results at the meeting, but is now happy to announce that Shugborough Terrace, Little Haywood, and Mill Lane, Great Haywood gained a Level 5 (Excellent) Award, with Cliff Road/Mill Court, Great Haywood getting Level 4 (Thriving), and Marlborough Close Level 3 (Developing).
The Haywood are still looking fantastic, with flowers under Road Signs, a great welcome sign at both ends of the Parish, and being as litter-free as possible. The dog fouling is still a problem in certain areas, and we would like to be able to publicly prosecute an offending person who leaves their dog excrement on the pavement.
The Annual General Meeting of the B.K.V. Haywoods will be on Tuesday 26th January, 2016 when we will be joined by Robin Russell, R.H.S. Judge, who will give us ideas for helping with the Royal Horticultural Society competitions.
Anne's phone number is 01889 808214, email@example.com and would love to hear from anyone who would like to join our happy working band.
GOLD! SILVER GILT!
The Best Kept Village are extremely happy to report that Great Haywood was awarded a GOLD in the Heart of England in Bloom 2015, and Colwich & Little Haywood were awarded another GOLD this year, .and.. The Red Lion Pub, Little Haywood was awarded a SILVER GILT - a wonderful result for the first time they have been entered.
We are holding a Thank-you" and Presentation Evening in the Parish Centre, when the Cups from the Private Garden Competition and the Hanging Basket/Tubs/Floral display Competition will be presented, at the time of writing the date is 25th September, but I am sure the Evening will be a great happy success.
Our work is ONGOING so please keep a look-out for us, working away like beavers...
We thought it might be a good idea if people/shops etc., would like to sponsor a Tub, or Pot, at a corner of a road, or underneath a Road sign; if you are interested, please contact me on 01889 808214, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Anne Clendon B.E.M. Hon Secretary, Haywoods B.K.V/Colwich & Little Haywood in Bloom Committees.
We are holding a Quiz Evening on Friday 9th October, 2015, in Little Haywood Village Hall. 7.30 p.m. £12.00 a table. please bring own drinks and refreshments.
next Best kept Village meeting is on Tuesday 8th September, 7.30 p.m in
the Parish Centre.
Great Haywood came joint 3rd with Gnosall, in the B.K.V. Comp. and Colwich & L.Haywood got Highly Commended.
Saturday 25th July, Robin Russell, Judge for The Royal Horticultural
Society/Heart of England in Bloom, visited five places in the Parish,
which were entered into the Neighbourhood Awards Competition - these
were: Shugborough Terrace, Little Haywood; Mill Lane; the top of Cliff
Road; Marlborough Close, all in Great Haywood.
We were indeed very fortunate that the weather was kind to us, and we managed to get round all the Areas, without getting wet! Afterwards we all went to have cups of tea and lunch at Canalside Fruit Farm, which Robin had visited lst year, when the Villages were judged. We all hope Robin enjoyed our little Neighbourhoods, and look forward to hearing the result on Thursday 10th September, when they announced at Henley in Arden
following places have been entered into the Neighbourhood Awards section
of the R.H.S./Heart of England in Bloom Competition:-
Shugbourgh Terrace, Little Haywood; top of Cliff Road; Mill Lane; Marlborough Close;
Results will be announced on 10th September, in Henley in Arden.
Best Kept Village Competition;
We are happy to announce that Great Haywood came a joint 3rd with Gnosall in this year's Competition, Colwich & Little Haywood were awarded a Highly Commended, and came away from the Results feeling rather disappointed, as all the Haywood B.K.V. thought that both villages looked really very good. All we can do is await the official Report, in September, from the B.K.V./Community Council of Staffordshire.
Thank you to ALL who have encouraged us by your lovely comments, throughout the season, we are continuing with our work. Anyone who would like to know more about us, please contact Anne. at email@example.com
All but one of the owners of the Haywoods Open Gardens Day on Sunday 12th July, gathered together in the garden of Ann and Tom Jones, Cliff
Road, Great Haywood, and began their own private tour of each others
A lovely summery Coffee Morning, at Chase House, by kind permission of Mr and Mrs Russell Maingay on 16th June, to help raise fund for the Best Kept Villages at Great Haywood and Little Haywood and Colwich.
A Letter To The Village;-
Thanks for reading this - and I expect you will have seen some of us at work round the Parish, refilling plant pots, weeding, cutting the grass, etc., we should be wearing our special yellow/pink visability vests (health and safety!) - please stop, and tell us off, if we are not wearing one.