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June 2004 - Letters to the Editor

Village of the Year - Can we repeat or recent success? More...

Road Safety - concern over signage in Castle Road. More...

Evan and Anna of the Rose and Crown say Farewell.  More...

Shopper's bus to Sainsbury's. More...

Congratulations to ‘News’ team. More...

Dear Editor,

What was the Best-Kept Village competition is now called "Village of the Year". The same criteria apply, in that the judges are looking for:

  • No litter
  • Gardens and hedges tidy
  • Churchyard and other prominent places tidy
  • Pucklechurch has been entering the competition for about 20 years. Several years ago we won a cheque for £100 as the prize for the most-improved village with a population of less than 5,000. For the past two years, however, we have won the top prize. In 2002 and 2003, Pucklechurch was deemed the Best-Kept Village in the Avon area. The two plaques are displayed at the base of our millennium stone. We are grateful to Shirley and Keith at the Post Office for displaying our trophies for the past two years.
    Many thanks to the parishioners who have helped the village win these past awards.
    Can we repeat the success again this year?

    Les Whittock

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    Dear Editor,

    During the Easter half-term holidays, a car hit a child crossing the road between the recreation ground and the Star Inn. The driver of the car was going slowly, and the child was not seriously hurt, but it will not be long before a child is killed here. The summer is coming up, and the recreation ground is always busy. Could South Glos Council not put up a speed sign like the one on Shortwood Road and a caution sign saying "Children at Play"? This would act as a deterrent to speeding drivers and possibly prevent a fatal accident.

    Castle Road is also where our local primary school is so a speed sign would also benefit the children when going to and from school.

    George Wynter,
    Concerned parent and local resident

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    Dear Editor,

    We would both like to thank all our staff and customers for their help and support over the past five years.

    Pucklechurch will always remain special in our hearts, as we got married here, the Rose and Crown was our first pub, and the people have made us both feel very welcome over the years.

    We hope to give you a warm Irish welcome to anybody who would like to visit our new venture in Cork!

    We hope that the incoming managers, Roger and Pam, will enjoy their time here as much as we did.

    Evan and Anna

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    Dear Editor,

    There is a shopper's bus to Sainsbury's every Thursday that leaves from Pucklechurch (Shortwood Road and Oaktree Avenue) at 9.30am, returning to the village at 11:30am.


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    Dear Editor,

    I felt compelled to write and congratulate you on the new format of the Pucklechurch News.

    Our magazine has always been an important part of village life right from the very beginning, and praise is due to the hard-working few who kept it running for all those years.

    However, this new way of presenting the magazine has put new life into it. Well done to everyone concerned. Keep up the good work.

    Jackie Yates

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    Thanks! --Ed.

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