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Best Kept Village 2017

Hello All!

It’s Best Kept Village time again! The paperwork has come through….

Does anyone object to us taking part, or are the majority happy to be entered again this year? We are hoping so!

Would anyone like to organise it this year? Myself and Ena organised it last year and would be happy to do so again, but if anyone else would like a go, do shout! Make a comment here or send a message through the contact form…

Organising includes filling out some paperwork, leaflet drops, holding a community meeting to share tasks out for communal jobs and joining in whilst persuading others.

Let us know your thoughts. Looking forward to catching up with a number of you as the weather warms up.

Best wishes,

Jo Clarke



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Fundraising for Signs!

Haunton is a beautiful quiet village that competes annually in the Best Kept Village awards. This year we’d like to raise funds to increase our chances and purchase new Village Signs…

The company who produced signage recently for a neighbouring village, say the total cost including; two signs, two sets of posts, and two planters would come to £2667.08 + delivery and VAT. This does not include fitting which is an additional £850 per day. We could potentially save on fitting and carriage, by arranging this ourselves, the only other additional cost is that the crowdfunding site charges 5%. This has been accounted for in the funding target.

Please donate what you can. Villagers are invited to join us over on Haunton Village Facebook group to get involved in fundraising conversations and activities.

You can donate here:

Fingers crossed we can make this happen 😊