Request for support for the maintenance of the Adderbury Village Green

The Adderbury Village Green is undoubtedly one of the main focal points of our village. The Green is one of the major attractions of the village, one of which we can be proud and is enjoyed by many villagers who pass by on their travels.
You may or may not be aware that The Green is owned and maintained by a Trust known as the Adderbury Green Association with the cost of grass cutting shared with the Parish Council. Funds have run very low and the costs of the Adderbury Green Association include annual insurance, the cost of keeping the trees safe with necessary trimming and pruning, and the half share of regular grass cutting. Tree maintenance is required in 2018 and is likely to cost in excess of £1,500.
The Trustees are asking if all houses directly facing The Green could contribute £35 a year towards this cost, with other village households who appreciate the Green contributing £25 or whatever you are able to give. All contributions, for whatever amount, will be gratefully received. We will also be asking local businesses around The Green for a contribution. We will request funds in March/April each year and we hope that good support from all will enable us to keep the requested contribution at this modest level.
We will be publishing this letter in Adderbury Contact and on the village website as we welcome support from all villagers who appreciate The Green and who are able to contribute.
Donations can be made by cheque payable to “Adderbury Green Association” or in cash, and we kindly ask that these donations are put through the letterbox of Martin Boden, the Treasurer, at South House, The Green, Adderbury, Banbury OX17 3NE (near the Institute). Payments can also be made by bank transfer to Adderbury Green Association, sort code 20-03-84 and account number 20105120. Please use your name and the first line of your address as a reference.
Thank you, in anticipation of your support, which will help to maintain our lovely Village Green.

Martin Boden, Ken Wright, David Miller – Trustees

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I enclose my cheque for £………being my donation towards the upkeep of The Green and would/would not like a receipt.

 

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Comments (4)

  • Christine Shilling

    We live in Lake Walk and appreciate the village green. Hence we have contributed to its upkeep as requested – as we’re sure have many others.

  • Ann Lyons

    As a Parish Councillor I would like to respond to the comments made by Mr Ness with regards to grass cutting in the village.
    Firstly the Parish Council do arrange for grass cutting to be carried out in the village, including the area he describes.
    This is done twice a month in the growing season.
    Secondly I understand that Mrs Ness approached the P.C. by way of the Parish Council Surgery to ask if they could cut the grass in this area themselves, in addition to the ones carried out by the P.C. contractors as they felt that twice a month was not sufficient. I might add that this is something other villagers also do.
    Thirdly with regard to the Adderbury Green Association, part of the monies they receive is passed on to the Clerk as their contribution to cutting the Green. If you read their original post they state quite clearly that the cost of grass cutting is shared with the Parish Council. This is dealt with by the Clerk.
    I hope this helps to clarify the situation but if any detailed information is required the Clerk will be only too happy to assist if you contact her through the normal channels.

  • Paul Ness

    We would like to support this but this household already pays £200 each year to keep the public verge cut between Chapel Lane and The Squires hairdressers. The council don’t seem to cut the verge anymore. Although expensive we see it as our contribution to keeping the village tidy and a place to be proud of. We hope you get the funds you need to maintain the Green. We wonder who else pays to keep public areas tidy and if there is a fairer and more cost effective solution. Of course the best solution is for the council to do it but that is probably too wishful and nostalgic. The whole of Adderbury benefits from a tidy village and yet the cost seems to fall upon a few charitable households.

  • Jim Fletcher

    Hi – we live in Croft Lane and will gladly support this. However, I was wondering why you don’t ask people for a Gift Aid declaration as this would increase the donation by 20% (I think)

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