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A canal towpath clean up was organised on the 20th November in a joint initiative with neighbouring Simpson and Ashland Parish Council, and Bletchley and Fenny Stratford Town Council. Two groups of volunteers from the parish were deployed. One heading south from the Chaffron Way bridge and one heading north from the Groveway Bridge to meet in the middle at Peartree Bridge. The bags of rubbish collected were then transported to a collection point in Simpson village hall for pick up by Milton Keynes Council.
It was remarkable how much rubbish was collected in such a short space of time. It was disappointing to find so many bottles and cans, amongst much else, simply thrown into the bushes along the towpath. The picture above right shows an example at a particular blackspot near the picnic table by bridge 87 leading from Verley Close to Waterside in Peartree Bridge.
We, the respectful few, gathered at the parish’s War Memorial last month to celebrate the many who laid down their lives for our freedoms today. Irrespective of religious beliefs or those of none, we supported our Old Woughton PC Chair, Cllr. Charlotte Hall, as she laid her first wreath on our collective behalf. Wearing the service medals of her late father, former Cllr. Peter Hall, and grandfather, Charlotte completely captured the mood.
The Old Woughton Act of Remembrance was rather slimmed down gathering this year, but no less poignant for that. Although the parish council could not promote an event during lockdown, more than 30 of us stood socially distanced around the war memorial to pay our respects and to witness Cllr. Humphries perform one of his last public duties before his well-earned retirement from the parish council. Wreathes were also laid by Kim Weston on behalf of St. Mary’s and the Royal British Legion and other personal remembrances were marked by members of the public.