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22/04/2005 Chairman’s Report



  1. Having been placed 2nd in the Best Kept Small Village Competition in 2003, we won the competition in 2004. This was our 7th award.


  1. There were the normal three Ordinary General Meetings, which were held in April, October and January with the AGM following the April meeting. There were two Extraordinary General Meetings held during the year.


  1. We received another “Unqualified Opinion” for our Accounts to March 31st, 2004.


  1. We have two village Landing Zones (LZ) for helicopter casualty evacuation.


  1. We failed to recruit a Councillor, or indeed anyone from the village to sit on the Cotswold Conservation Board.


  1. We have a beautiful new Minute Book for the Parish Council Meetings made by R. Lane, Bookbinders, of Fakenham, Norfolk.


  1. We now have a Salt Bin for the village. It is sited at �Hicks Corner�.


  1. Mr. David Poulsom, our Treasurer, has retired after 4½ years. We thank him for his excellent work in obtaining such splendid audit reports. We welcome Captain John Castle in his place.


  1. The Memorial Fountain on the Green, which belongs to the Parish, has been re-engraved. We are very grateful to Mr. and Mrs. Cathie for having this done so well.


  1. Our Barton Village website ( is now up and running. Please contact Mrs. Linda Graham ( for any inputs you think would be beneficial to the village.


  1. We have appointed a new Clerk, Mrs. Doreen Richardson. We thank Mrs. Linda Graham very much for all that she did for us.

Brigadier JF Rickett


 22nd April 2005

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