Forgot to mention in my last post that the Annual Parish Meeting is partly an awards ceremony.
The winners were:
The David Marriott Cup for Youth Endeavour: Wye Youth Club on account of its remarkable renaissance this year, led by Glenda and Kevin Hughes.
The Long Trophy for an organisation that has contributed most to the community: Wye Tennis Club, due to its expanding membership and triumphs among the juniors.
The Scotton Cup for the organisation that has contibuted most to the local environment: Mary Barratt and Ground Force, for keeping the village tidy and blooming.
The Big Combe Challenge Plate for promoting community well-being: Liz Coulson for her tireless work as Chair of the Village Hall and Recreation Ground Charity.
Congratulations to all winners. I didn’t take a picture of the cups – so I’m using this picture of a tulip from Flora’s Garden as a proxy with a suggestion that we buy a few bouquets next year?
Also, there was a reminder at the meeting that our elected borough and county councillors have grants to spend on our behalf:
Steve Wright explained that last year he had £2500 to spend and that he’d allocated money to Ground Force, Wye Tennis Club, Wye Cricket Club and the prospective multi-use games area. Next year he’ll have £4000.
Andrew Wickham explained that he has £10,000 to spend annually on community projects throughout Ashford Rural East (18 parishes). Last year he gave money towards a parish council marquee, Wye Cricket Club (for the colts), the prospective multi-use games area, and the Kentish Stour Partnership. He also has £25,000 to spend annually on highways in his area.