Gloucestershire's Best Kept Village

Following the successful Bledisloe Cup win of 1983 for the Best Kept Small Village Mickleton was once again the recipient of another accolade in 1996

This achievement was quite remarkable as one of the the major landmarks in the village had disappeared.  The judging for the competition was carried out soon after the three magnificent old chestnut trees that had graced “The Plantation” in the centre of the village had been reduced to waist height and below due to their age and perceived lack of stability in high winds.  Fortunately for the village the Parish Council at the time was able to convince Glos Highways that it was their responsibility (which was highly questionable) and they undertook the removal of the trees at no cost to the village.
Attached are two photos of the awards being received by the then chairman of the Parish Council at a small ceremony on the “Plantation”.
Chairman of Parish Council, Brin Kibblewhite, receiving Glos Best Kept Village Award
Brin Kibblewhite and daughter Alex peeking around the corner of the photo

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