Last month Audlem Online reported that the village had received yet another award. Having won Cheshire's "Best Kept Village of the Year" for the last three years, Audlem has been presented with the highest possible honour by Cheshire Community Action – an Award for Excellence.
The Parish Council has now received the details of the judges' findings. The judges visited the village on three separate occasions before awarding marks for each of the six categories. Audlem's overall score was a staggering 667 out of a possible 825. The scores awarded for each category are on the Parish Council noticeboard outside the old Co-op, and some of the judges' comments included:
"The bus shelter (Buttermarket) was excellent; the recreational facilities were well above average; the two diorama signs are a superb addition to the village.
The three pubs were all in excellent condition; the Public Hall had just been painted and the Methodist Chapel had finished its extension work – they both deserved their mark. The war memorial and other historical artefacts were very good and add history to the village; the churchyard was superb – it was a pleasure seeing it.
It is the canal that gives Audlem the edge. It was busy with barges and people; the tidiness of the village is noticeable.
The recycling area was tremendous with absolutely no litter on the ground. The judges saw no graffiti, no dog fouling, no chewing gum to speak about – and very few weeds. Commendable!"
So, well done to everyone in the village and a special thank you to Gavin Davies, who keeps it so clean and tidy.
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