Clifton Campville Country Fair – 10th June 2017
We are a very small Charitable Trust and the Country Fair is the main fund raising event for the Coneyberry Millennium Green Trust.
People have asked what we do with the money raised.
Most of the maintenance work is carried out by the Trustees helped by a small band of regular volunteers, for which we are extremely grateful. Where we do not have the expertise, necessary equipment or the time we have to employ professionals. Jobs such as pruning trees we leave to the experts.
The main recreation area is mown on a regular basis throughout the summer by our Chairman, John Bainbridge. The wild flower area is cut and cleared once per year by a contractor after the flowers have seeded.
Strimming around the feature, play equipment, litter bins and other areas is carried out by volunteers and a contractor when necessary.
All of our hedges are cut once a year by Mr Robert Leedham; this is of enormous help to the Trust and the Trustees really appreciate the time, effort and expense Robert’s generosity saves us.
In 2012 we dredged the pond and had a dipping platform constructed
which makes access to this area safer for both children and the disabled.
In 2012 we dredged the pond and had a dipping platform constructed which makes access to this area safer for both children and the disabled.
We have replaced all of the wooden benches with recycled plastic seats, which require no maintenance and have helped with the provision of additional seating and a picnic table near the new play equipment.
In 2014 the hedge alongside the cemetery was coppiced before being fenced and planted with hawthorn; all the work was carried out by a contractor apart from disposing of the rubbish and brash, (a very big job) which was done by Trustees together with volunteers.
In 2016 the hedge alongside Chestnut Lane was renovated - gaps fenced and then hawthorn, hazel, field maple and other native species were planted. The hard work of clearing and fencing was done by contractors but the planting was done by Trustees together with volunteers.
From time to time money we spend substantial amounts of money on
equipment for the Country Fair on items such as gas griddles, large
generator, gazebos etc. etc.
From time to time money we spend substantial amounts of money on equipment for the Country Fair on items such as gas griddles, large generator, gazebos etc. etc.
We hope you enjoy your time on the Green and if you believe you can help the Trustees in any way we would be delighted to hear from you. In the meantime visit www.cliftoncampville.com for news of future events and to view photographs from this year’s Country Fair. If you go to Events, Country Fair then Lancaster Bomber you can view a short video of the flypast, thanks to Vaughan Taylor who also provides the PA system for our events.