Grass Verges and Hedges
More and more services that used to be handled by the county council are now being devolved to the local parish council.
The Stewkley Enterprise Agency was set up by David Lett in 2013 to look after some of these services like grass cutting, foot path strimming, hedge trimming and weeding in the village, whilst also providing wok opportunities for local young people. SEA continues to employ 6 village people part time to do the work.
SEA is contracted to do 10 cuts per year and they have consistently done this under budget due to careful cost management. Each year a weed killing operation is carried out but with only limited success. This is why the programme of asking volunteers to “adopt” a stretch of village road and keep it clear of weeds has been set in motion.
If you would like to volunteer as an adoptee, then please contact John Flewin.
Litter Bins and Dog Waste
There are fifteen litter bins and six dog waste bins along the High Street and many more in the Recreation Ground, helping everyone to keep our village litter free. We have recently renewed all of the yellow litter bins and replaced them with shiny new green bins which are much bigger, dual purpose ( for dog waste) and which have lids to stop the litter from becoming rain sodden.
War Memorial and Village Pumps
We continue to be very grateful for all those who give up so much of their own time to keep the war memorial and village pumps in such lovely condition. Much of this work goes on unseen and unheralded in our village, but it is what makes Stewkley such a pleasant place to live. Thank you.
If you have any ideas for improving the village environment please contact us.