Come along and find out all about this year’s campaign
What’s new this year?
Thousands of purple crocuses have been planted in the verge between the Bell Inn
and the church, and on the green opposite the Old Post Office, in aid of the Purple
for Polio Campaign. The crocuses appeared for the first time in March 2018, following
their planting in the autumn of 2017. The crocuses will not be in flower during
the BKV judging period, but these images show some of their beauty in the spring
period and will help readers of the notice in other seasons to visualise the effect.
Our war memorial has recently been awarded Grade II status
The telephone box has been purchased for the village by the Parish Council. Uses
for it are being considered and work on improving its looks will get underway as
soon as the internal workings are removed.
This litter bin has been re-sited to allow better access to the Haughton Parish Map
The Launch Meeting for the 2018 BKV season was held at Haughton Village Hall on Thursday
29th March. Several people braved the cold and wet to attend the meeting. Derek
Warbrick introduced some of the members of the Working Group, which has been set
up this year to meet regularly, to share the workload, and to bring in new ideas.
This year’s campaign will include the familiar regular Tidy-ups and the Best Kept
Garden and Hanging Baskets Competition. A question and answer session was followed
by some seasonal refreshments and the opportunity for new and seasoned BKV enthusiasts
to mix together and discuss the coming season.
People beginning to gather at the Village Hall before the meeting
Derek Warbrick, with some of the members of the Working Group
The first Tidy-up of the season was held at 6.30pm on Thursday 5th April. Thirty
people met at the Village Hall to be equipped with everything necessary for the evening’s
tasks. Although it was chilly, the work soon warmed young and old. Litter and windfall
twigs were picked up, paths were edged, new plants put in, areas swept and beds and
containers weeded. A lot of satisfaction was gained from the work done, but it is
always on-going, and there will be plenty still to do at the next Tidy-up, due on
Thursday 19th April, when, as always, everyone is welcome to come and lend a hand.
The judges won’t be here for another three weeks, so they won’t see the daffodils
on the green opposite the telephone box, or the colourful flowers of the winter planting
in the tractor tyres, but this shows that the village tries to look its best in all
It was rather a wet morning when the Civic Amenity Van came to the Village Hall on
Saturday 7th April for the disposal of bulk refuse.
The van will be in the village again on Saturday 8th September from 9.00-10.00am.
The colourful tubs are back again on the Trophy Pole Green
Where did spring go? It was a bit nippy for our third Tidy-up on April 26th
This couple are going to be very busy
One does the sweeping ... and the other the picking up
This team is improving the walkway to the church
The WI flower beds on Royds Close Green are getting some attention
Is that a cigarette end in the grass?
Hey hoe ... but all this work does make a difference
These two benches in the churchyard have had a fresh coat of paint
The pupils of Haughton St Giles Primary Academy have once more entered the BKV Children’s
Poster Competition with enthusiasm. 101 posters have been produced, highlighting
the children’s interest in all things environmental, from considering nature to reducing
litter and encouraging recycling. All the posters can be seen on the fence at the
Village Hall, but copies can be found in other places around the village. Congratulations
to the children for this wonderful effort, and many thanks to the management committee
of Haughton Village Hall for hosting and displaying the poster exhibition.