The small group of volunteers that make up the BKV Working Party meet on Saturday mornings on the car park at Fradley Youth and Community Centre. If you are free and want to help keep the village tidy, go along to lend a hand. Click on the link below for more details.
Best Kept Village Competition 2018
If you are feeling creative and would like to help win over the judges, why not enter one of the competitions? There are two competitions for children aged from 5 to 11 years old and one competition for entrants over 18 years old. Please return entries by the end of April, to the Parish Clerk, Fradley and Streethay Parish Council, Marketing Suite Office, Wellington Crescent, Fradley Park, Lichfield WS13 8RZ. Entries will be copied and displayed at Fradley Village Hall, in time for the start of judging in May, before being collated and submited to the Community Council of Staffordshire.
For details of the Children’s Poster Competition click here
For details of the Children’s Poetry & Prose Competition click here
For details of the Competition for over 18 year olds click here
We are fortunate to have a small group of dedicated volunteers working to keep Fradley tidy and would appreciate more help from anyone willing to lend a hand. Get in touch or come along to a meeting to find out more.
Meetings are normally held at 7:30pm on the 4th Wednesday of the month in the Parish Office.
Area Winners in the Large Village Category 2016 and placed Highly Commended in the Large Village Category 2017
With such great results in 2016, Fradley again entered the competition for 2017. Very well done to all those involved in the competition. Judging takes place between May and July, so we need everyone to help keep the village looking perfect throughout these months.
The Parish Council contract the maintenance of the village to a private company who maintain the grassed areas, cut back shrubs and hedges, empty litter bins and tidy various areas throughout the village. Our Handyman, Derek, is also instrumental in the upkeep of the village. However, there is always more that can be done by residents to help keep our village standards high and hopefully to win the Best Kept Village Competition. This can be achieved easily if residents ensure areas close to their property remain tidy; the monthly working groups also welcome support. You can do as little or as much as you are able.
If you would like to get involved please contact either Mark on 07590 384115 or Simon on 07709 433493.
Groups meet every Saturday morning between 9:30 and 10 am throughout June and July on the Community Hall Car Park, for anyone willing to dedicate a few hours of their time.
For people that cannot physically help out, there is always room for your assistance in deciding the future agenda of the working groups. ie. where to plant bulbs, trees or hedges through the village, extra signage or information boards and any other suggestions for making the village a better place to live.
Projects carried out so far:
- Clearance of area in front of Fradley Community Hall and planting of mixed native hedging
- Planting of approx. 60 trees on Watersmeet (green area directly over the road from the Community Hall)
- Litter picking around village and along Common Lane
- Clearance of path and road all along Bridge Farm Lane
- Cutting back growths on trees along Worthington Road
- Cutting back of hedge on Church Lane near the Post Office
Click here for the 2017 Best Kept Village Competition Certificate and Results
To view the minutes of Best Kept Village meetings, click on the relevant month below. (UA) denotes unapproved minutes