COMMUNITY: Misterton Best Kept Village competition

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Misterton Parish Council is to enter the Best Kept Village competition, some ten years after the village first won its category.

The parish council sees it as a great opportunity to spruce up the community and continue to make it a pleasant environment for all. Parish councillors will be out and about clearing weeds, cleaning road signs and tackling many other ‘housekeeping’ tasks. All offers of help will be very gratefully received.

The parish council will be investing in a number of improvements to the village — as well as asking other statutory organisations to play their part.

The application must be submitted by the end of May with visits from the assessors in June and, if Misterton gets through the first round, in July as well.

The parish council’s village litter pick this year will be in May. It is timed to be just before the first round of assessment and, this year, councillors will have the help of the youth club. Businesses will be asked to do their bit and here’s how residents can help:

· Keep pavements and gutters weed-free;

· Pick up litter;

· Pick up your dog’s poo;

· No fly-posting;

· Keep hedges and verges neat and tidy;

· Use floral decorations for houses and businesses;

· Report problems to the right authority – or to the parish council if you don’t know whose responsibility it is.

All offers of help will be very gratefully received.