All Cannings Parish Council awarded Fields in Trust Funding
The village green has been awarded £1,260.98 in funding to upgrade swing seats, add a DDA compliant seat and a major refurbishment of the slide As a result of this funding from Fields in Trust the equipment standards are now fully up to date. Fields in Trust is a national charity that operates throughout the UK to safeguard recreational spaces and campaign for better statutory protection for all kinds of outdoor sites. All Cannings village green has legal protection through Fields in trust ensure it is secured as public open space for future generations.
Thanks to this grant, the village green now boasts equipment suitable for children across an even wider range of physical abilities, whilst retaining the character of the Village Green through preserving the original equipment which was already in place.
Helen Griffiths, Chief Executive of Fields in Trust, said “ we are delighted that we have been able to protect these valuable assets for the long-term and to fund the improvements with a Fields in Trust County Fund grant”.
About Fields in Trust
Fields in Trust is a national charity that operates throughout the UK to safeguard recreational spaces and campaign for better statutory protection for all kinds of outdoor sites.
Founded in 1925 as the National Playing Fields Association by King George V, the mission is the same now and as it was then: to ensure that everyone – young or old, able-bodied or disabled and wherever they live – should have access to free, local outdoor space for sport, play and recreation. These spaces are vital to building happy and healthy communities and sadly continue to be threatened by all kinds of development. www.fieldsintrust.org
Best Kept Village (Medium) Award Ceremony 2016
It was a lovely sunny morning by the Pound for this year's award ceremony.
The guests were welcomed by John Kirkman, Chairman Wiltshire Branch CPRE.
The shield was unveiled by Mrs Sarah Troughton, President Wiltshire Branch CPRE and Lord-Lieutenant for Wiltshire
The Presentation of the Wiltshire Council Plaque was by Cllr Richard Britton, Chairman Wiltshire Council to Cllr Amy Gray, Chair of All Cannings Parish Council.
The Presentation of framed CPRE Certificate and prize money was by Mrs Sarah Troughton to Kate Asbury, Parish Clerk and RPO.
The Presentation of the Hills Group Plaque was by Mr Mike Hill, Chief Executive, The Hills Group (competition sponsors) to Cllr Sylvia Butcher, Vice Chair of All Cannings Parish Council.
The Presentation of framed District Round CPRE Certificate was by John Kirkman, Kennet Group CPRE to Amy Gray.
And the Presentation of framed Frank McKim Award (Best Kept Medium Village in Kennet) was by Susannah McKim to Sylvia Butcher.
A vote of thanks was given by Tim Daw on behalf of the Village to all concerned - especially the volunteers, villagers and members of our strong community.
Some last pictures were taken of the plaques.
Tea, danish pastries and home made yogurt cruch cups were served afterwards at the Village Hall.
(Thanks to Cllr Robbie Daw for taking the pictures featured)