The results of this year’s Best Kept Village Competition have been announced and we are very pleased to report that Brewood came second in the large village category and Bishop’s Wood came third in the small village category. Congratulations to everyone who is involved throughout the year, not only at competition time. Full details of all winners will shortly be available on the Community Council of Staffordshire’s website at www.staffs.org.uk.
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Entries in Brewood (20)
South Staffordshire Council is currently undertaking a survey of open spaces in our villages to see how they are used and whether they can be improved.
Responses are invited via their questionnaire which can be found at: www.sstaffs.gov.uk/localplans maps of local villages and their existing open spaces are also available from this site, see ‘Locality 2’
Alternatively, copies of the survey are available from the Parish Council office (35 Stafford Street, Brewood), Brewood library, leisure centres and children centres.
Surveys must be submitted by the closing date 16 October 2013.
The hard work of Parish Council Handyman and Gardener Martin Smith has been recognised by the judges of the Brewood Civic Society annual Hanging Basket and Floral Container Competition this year, 2013.
The troughs in front of the Council offices in Stafford Street, Brewood were awarded first place in the Commercial Section of the Floral Containers category with W Maiden & Son also of Stafford Street achieving second place and The Three Stirrups in Engleton Lane third.
Martin is to be congratulated not only for this achievement but also for his sterling work throughout the Parish in support of the Brewood, Coven and Bishops Wood Best Kept Village competition entries in which Brewood achieved first place, Coven third and Bishops Wood was Highly Commended.
Having been pipped at the post in recent years by neighbouring Coven for the honour of being recognised as the Best Kept Large Village in South Staffordshire, Brewood has at last regained the title this year after a tremendous community effort led by local resident Ian Tipper.
The competition, run by the Community Council of Staffordshire and sponsored by South Staffordshire Council and South Staffordshire Housing Association, saw 14 villages enter from South Staffordshire this year although not all were in the ‘large’ village category – those who chose to enter and had a population of more than 1,000. Second place was awarded to Bilbrook, with Coven achieving third place and Kinver, Lower Penn, Penkridge and Wombourne being Highly Commended.
Ian’s enthusiasm for the competition and hard work was key in bringing the community together once again this year to support Brewood’s entry and in encouraging children from the local schools to submit entries for the Children’s Poster Competition – results to follow in due course.
Coven, who are famous for having won the title for six consecutive years from 2005 to 2010, are to be congratulated for achieving third place this year. The Coven entry, led by Mrs Yvonne Millward, is fortunate to receive tremendous support from the local community not only for the duration of the competition but all year round, whatever the weather.
This year also saw Bishops Wood enter the Best Kept Small Village category with the invaluable support of local resident Tony Sloane who organised the entry and encouraged the community to get involved. The village was Highly Commended for its efforts this year with first place going to Lapley, followed by Stretton and Bednall.
If you would like to be involved with the Brewood Best Kept Village entry for 2014 please contact the Clerk, Sue Groom on 01902 850809 for further details.