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Oulton Village scoops a "Bronze" in the BKV Competition 2012
At the presentation for the Best Kept Village 2012 Competition, Oulton Village was awarded a certificate for coming third out of sixteen entries in the 'Stafford District, Small Village' category. This is the first time the village has been placed and a great acheiment on previous years when we have been 'HighlyCommended'. our thanks go to everyone in the village who helped us acheive this prestigious award.
Images of Oulton
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Images of Oulton
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Best Kept Village Competition 2013
Oulton Community Group would like to thank Stone Rural Parish Council for the generous donation towards our campaign to win the BKV 2013
Road Repairs - the Flash footpath
Following pressure from the Oulton Community Group, the 'Flash' footpath has been improved by SCC Highways. This is an important link between the village and Stone and is used rgularly by schoolchildren, parents with infants in buggies and older people for exercise and has been ina poor state for some years. With the help of SCC Councillor Ian Parry it has now been improved for which we arevery grateful.
Traffice monitoring has been carried out on Kibblestone Road which found that traffic was consistantly speeding through the village. At the behest of Parish Councillor Dave Scrivens and the Oulton Community Group, speed camera warning signs have been erected
Despite the poor start to this Spring the daffodils planted by members of the group last autumn are creating a spectacular display in the village.
Martin and Elaine Robinson and Sue and John Haine have planted more daffodils on the approach to the village and in the area of the playpark
Plant troughs have been planted and maintained by various members of the community over the winter months.
Kibblestone Road - planted and maintained by Maureen and Eileen Manley
Village Hall _ planted and maintained by Elaine and Martin Robinson on behalf of Oulton WI
Parish Notice Board - planted and maintained by Oulton Community Group Andy Burdon
Church Lane/ St Johns Ave - planted and maintained by Parish Councillor Dave Scrivens
Thanks to all those who have contributed.
Wild flower borders - a party of volunteers spent a few hours raking and seeding the verge alongside the "Flash" footpath. Elaine and Martin Robinson and Sue and John Haine sowed a selection of perrenial and annual seeds with will provide an attractive and sustainable display, and attract bees and butterflies in the coming summer months. Our thanks go to them for their hard work. A donation from village resident Betty Benbow enabled us to sow a longer stretch of the Flash footpath than origially intended.
Following last years successful inaugural scarecrow festival on the theme of the Royal Jubilee and the Olympics there will be another festival this year in June/July. No theme has been set so we wait with anticipation to see what characters turn up.
Litter Picks and Village Tidy-up
We will be organising a series of litter picks throughout the coming months.
Sunday 21st April at 10.00 am Oulton Village Hall - a litter pick and general tidy-up. Litter pickers and bags will be provided by courtesy of SBC Streetscene. Please bring gloves and possibly hand-tools.
p.s. A party of around a dozen people came out armed with litter pickers, brooms, trowels and buckets and sponges to help spruce up village. Whilst some picked litter others cleared fallen leaf litter from footpaths. The old telephone kiosk was given a clean as were the village signs, street signs and notice boards. All the overhanging branches from the old "Wheatsheaf" car-park were cut back and the debris taken away. Later, the war memorial in the churchyard was given a wash down.
Our thanks got to all those who came out and to those people who couldnt make the event but have contributed by keepig their little patch of the village clean and tidy
Thursday 23rd May at 6.00 pm Oulton Village Hall - litter pick
Thursday 27th June at 6.00 pm Oulton Village Hall - litter pick
We would urge all residents to do all they can to Keep Oulton Tidy in the intervening period. Please help by keeping front gardens tidy, trimming hedges etc.
Oulton First School have, again, kindly agreed to mount the Childrens poster campaign and these can be viewed in the windows of the village hall and at various sites around the village.
The redundant telephone kiosk on Kibblestone road had now been adopted by the Parish Council who will insure it. Members of the Oulton Community Group will be holdng a meeting to discuss what it could be used for.In the recent past it has been used to display a Christmas Tree and formed part of the Scarecrow festival, but we are looking for a more permanant use. Ideas that have been put forward are as an information and heritage centre. In the meantime it will be used as a gallery in support of Best Kept Village.
Churchyard and grounds.
St Johns PCC has contracted a new person to help look after the chrchyard and surroundings.
Oulton Village Management Committee
Oulton Village Hall has played host to a number of events this year organised by the Management Committee.
February - filmshow of James Bond Skyfall
March - Pop-up Restaraunt and Table-top sale
April - Fashion Show
June - "Whalebone" - folk and roots music
July - Oulton Village Fete and garden Party
September - filmshow to be announced
St Johns PCC - has organised a number of fund-raising events throughout the year including a walking quiz and a silent auction.
Fairtrade Market- a regular market is held at the Village Hall, along with local produce sales.
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