This was the first year Iver Heath had entered the competition - which is now in its 62nd year - and we scored a commendable 72/100. Well done to Burnham who won the “Pushman Cup” with a score of 88/100 closely followed by Chalfont St Peter, the runners up, with 87.
Margaret Wilson, Assistant Clerk at Iver Parish Council, gave the following feedback:
“On behalf of the Parish Council I would like to say a huge thank you and congratulations to all the volunteers and organisations that participated and supported Iver Heath Village in the 2019 Best Kept Village Competition. Please pass our thanks on to those involved. I think 72/100 is a fantastic achievement especially if this is the first time you have entered Iver Heath in the best kept village. Once again, many congratulations for your all your hard work and efforts in improving and raising the profile of Iver Heath village.”
Here are just some of the achievements as a result of entering this competition:
- More residents and local businesses engaged with volunteers and other community activities in Iver Heath, making a positive impact on our neighbourhood.
- A visible clean-up campaign which continues post competition, with consistently less litter on the streets of our village.
- Great support from Pinewood Studios who facilitated the design and production of our Competition Poster. Pinewood staff also helped out with litter picks.
- Support from Iver Parish Council, Iver & District Countryside Association, residents and many, many others.
A very special thanks to Andy Thomas and The Ivers - Volunteers at Work group. Not only was Andy the main driver behind the entry and the campaign, but the group's hard work has, and continues to make, a huge impact through their hard work across our village. You can see what The Ivers - Volunteers at Work are up to on Facebook.