INKBERROW PARISH COUNCIL HAVE TAKEN THE DECISION TO SUPPORT THE APPLICATION MADE BY THE INKBERROW COMMUNITY COUNCIL TO APPLY FOR FUNDING FROM THE NEW HOMES BONUS SCHEME TO ENABLE THE INSTALLATION OF A NEW KITCHEN IN THE VILLAGE HALL. THE MONEY AVAILABLE IN THE NHB SCHEME FOR INKBERROW CURRENTLY STANDS AT £19,936.
THE COST OF INSTALLATION IS £11,911 AND THE AMOUNT APPLIED FOR FROM THE NEW HOMES BONUS SCHEME IS £10,911 WITH THE BALANCE PROVIDED BY THE COMMUNITY COUNCIL.
THE PRESENT KITCHEN IS NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE AND IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THE PROPOSAL WILL NOT ONLY IMPROVE THE AMENITY FOR VILLAGERS USING THE HALL BUT WILL IMPROVE BOOKINGS WHICH HAVE RECENTLY FALLEN.
Should any resident of Inkberrow have any objections to this proposal or any suggestions as to how they would prefer any remaining money from the NHB Scheme to be spent please contact the Clerk, 01527 821442 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parish Council meetings are held monthly (the third Wednesday in every month except December) and members of the Public are welcome to attend.
Come and see the beautiful stained-glass windows that has been installed in the south transept chapel in memory of Ron Gore of the Tythe Barn.
The picturesque village of Inkberrow has scooped the title of Worcestershire Village of the Year 2006.
It received the top accolade in the Calor Village of the Year competition after being assessed in a number of categories including business, young people, older people, the environment and information computer technology (ICT).
Inkberrow was also declared the winner of the Building Community Life section of the competition, scooping prize money of £500.
As 2006 Worcestershire Village of the Year, Inkberrow will now go forward to compete for the national title where there will be the chance to win a slice of £39,000.
It will compete against 40 other villages and will be initially judged against those in Cornwall, Devon, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Somerset and Wiltshire.
Inkberrow Parish Council clerk Janet Cresswell said: "We are all absolutely thrilled to have been named Worcestershire Village of the Year.
"We all love Inkberrow and are very proud of what has been achieved here, but it's always nice that other people acknowledge it.
"When the judges came to assess the village, there was torrential rain, despite all the lovely weather we'd had previously.
"But the judges saw past the dreadful weather to see what a great village we have.
"This award is a credit to all those who worked so hard to put our case across, especially Elizabeth Collins."