VILLAGE YEAR 2002
Demolished January 2002 The site had to be dug down to a considerable depth in order
to de-contaminate it fully. Work on
the 7 houses, "Wheelwright's Mews" was begun
Business in the old bus garage (opposite Claggy Road) ceased trading.
permission was applied for two houses.
County Council replaced most of the lamposts on the High Street.
The old ones were 20 years old and not able to support the weight of the
floral displays in hanging baskets which were to be fixed on
them for the Jubilee Year
- the overflow pipe which had been constructed across Claggy Road was removed,
but was retained along the footpath which runs parallel with the High Street,
which continued to remain closed. A
strategy was put into place for any future flooding crisis.
at Kimpton Bottom
- farm land had been sold to a company called Property Spy and divided into 50
or so plots. These were being sold
off individually to speculators with a promise of eventual planning permission
for houses. This caused much
concern in the village with the Kimpton Protection mounting a campaign to try to
stop the process.
Queen Elizabeth's Golden Jubilee
Parish Council bought celebratory mugs for all primary school aged children -
these were presented to the children in Kimpton School on 31st May when they
dressed in red, white and blue for their Jubilee party.
Parish Council commissioned a village sign erected at the foot of Coopers Hill,
commemorating the Golden Jubilee.
the Bank Holiday week-end, a church service was held in the Parish Church on
Sunday 2nd June and there were several street parties held in the village.
Some from the village went into London to watch the celebrations there.
The May Festival awarded members of the community during the church service with "Outstanding Achievement Awards".
the death in February 2001 of Dr Peter Wardill, Stoneheaps changed hands after
two generations of ownership by the Wardill family.
Green Village Hall
saw the completion of a long programme of work to improve and repair the
building and to provide disabled access to comply with the new Act to come into
force in 2004. The stage was
removed and replaced with a kitchen, windows were replaced, and a new front door
and toilets fitted. Funding was
obtained from grants and village fund-raising.
the route of Footpath No. 4 was moved from the East of the hedge (where it had
been walked for many years) to the route as shown on the Rights of Way map -
i.e. the West of the hedge.
the village saw an increase in the middle of the year with a spate of burglaries
and car crimes.
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