At the recent meeting, it was reported that the village had been awarded 134 points in June and 131 points in July in the Best Kept Village Competition.
There had been many favourable comments from the judges, with the only adverse comments being no designated wildlife areas, the flag was frayed and the clock had stopped.
The chairman said he had difficulty finding the footway sign which had been reported as hidden in a hedge. As the footway light was also obscured by overgrown trees, the clerk was instructed to consult with the district council.
Having recently resigned, village hall booking secretary Ruby Willoughby was thanked for all the help she had given the council.
Mrs Willoughby went beyond the call of duty, ensuring the hall was warm and welcoming. The new caretaker is Bernie Mohan.
It was reported that several allotment tenants had not paid their rent, which was due on October 1.
They would be sent reminders and it was suggested the tenancy agreement should be changed to allow for a shorter termination period.
It was agreed no action would be taken regarding the report by members of the public that the service gate, giving access to the allotment field, was always left open when part of it was let for grazing horses.
More volunteers are needed for the weekly inspection of the play equipment rota.