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Next Event

Our next village event will be Apple Tree Pruning on 18th February 2023 at 9:00 AM in Millennium Green

Parish Council

Read the Parish Council Minutes of 4th January 2023

Our next Parish Council meeting will be on 1st March 2023 at 7:00 PM in The Old School Centre, Manor Road

Community Information

MP Selaine Saxby

Mobile library timetable

LUC grants

Landkey organisations or individuals might be eligible for a grant through Landkey United Charities.

Newsletter

Read the latest
Landkey Newsletter
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The village Remembrance events, organised by St Paul's Church and held on 13th November 2022, were well attended. Wreaths were laid on behalf of Landkey Parish Council by Cllr Richard Beer (r), on behalf of St Paul's Church by Peter Soper (c) and on behalf of the Cornish family by Julia Jenkins (l). Julia is the niece of Charles Cornish whose name appears among those of the fallen on the war memorial. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 14th November 2022.
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In Brief

Find the Landkey Village Open Forum on:
Facebook logo

Next Event

Our next village event will be Apple Tree Pruning on 18th February 2023 at 9:00 AM in Millennium Green

Parish Council

Read the Parish Council Minutes of 4th January 2023

Our next Parish Council meeting will be on 1st March 2023 at 7:00 PM in The Old School Centre, Manor Road

Community Information

MP Selaine Saxby

Mobile library timetable

LUC grants

Landkey organisations or individuals might be eligible for a grant through Landkey United Charities.

Newsletter

Read the latest
Landkey Newsletter
here

Recent Images Highslide JS

The village Remembrance events, organised by St Paul's Church and held on 13th November 2022, were well attended. Wreaths were laid on behalf of Landkey Parish Council by Cllr Richard Beer (r), on behalf of St Paul's Church by Peter Soper (c) and on behalf of the Cornish family by Julia Jenkins (l). Julia is the niece of Charles Cornish whose name appears among those of the fallen on the war memorial. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 14th November 2022.
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Landkey Millennium Green

About Us

The Millennium Green is an area of nearly six acres, (well over two hectares), which is open to all at no charge for informal recreation. It was formally opened on 24th June 2000 and is regarded as a resource to treasure by the residents of Landkey, with walkers, dog walkers and children enjoying its open space daily.

Location and use. It is located on the north-eastern side of the village and is accessible from five directions but, for visitors, there is signed access from the public car park behind the Castle Inn. A survey in 2018 revealed that there were over two hundred visitors to the Green each day. Since then a new entrance and path from Harford Way has enabled the Green to provide a traffic-free route to the village. Another new entrance enables easy access from the Village to the Allotments and MUGA (Multi-Use Games Area). The Green is also used for a number of outdoor events such as Wassails, Blossom Walks and fundraising picnics, so we can confidently say that the Green has over 100,000 uses in a year!

Mazzards. A feature of the Green which makes it unique is the collection of mazzard trees, - rare varieties of cherry trees with special associations with the Landkey. More can be read about this under the Mazzards section.

Management. Many people think that the Green is owned and maintained by the local authority. In fact, as the name suggests, it came about because of the hard work and support of local people around 2000, (see History). The Green is a charity (No 1077132) entrusted to Trustees who are responsible for the sound management of the Green.

They are, as at January 2023:

  • Michael Gee (Chair)
  • Lynden Davis (Treasurer)
  • Liz Davis (Secretary)
  • Ben Totterdell
  • Gemma Williams
  • Charlotte Harper
  • Mark Toon until 18th April 2023, then Martin Lusby
  • Lynn Morton until 18th April 2023, then Louise Halliday

Trustees can be approached at any time if there are concerns, and there is an Annual General Meeting in April every year, open to the public. Notification for this is placed in the village newsletter, website, LMG Facebook page and Landkey Forum (Facebook).

Maintenance. The maintenance of the Green is undertaken by volunteers (see Volunteers).

Funding. The funding of the Green is the responsibility of the Trustees. Over the last few years donations from the public have been on the rise as generous support from the local authorities has declined. Trustees require funds for the ongoing maintenance of the Green and this is done through our Just Giving Page (see under funding), standing orders set up by villagers, events to raise funds, applying for applicable grants and looking at opportunities for commercial sponsorship.

Images of the Millennium Green (click to enlarge)

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Some of the money awarded to Landkey from the Millennium Fund (see History) was used to provide bench seats and picnic tables in order that village residents might enjoy the open space and views offered by the new Millennium Green. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron.
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This composite image shows the paths and attractive landscape provided by the Millennium Green. Image courtesy of Michael Gee.
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The Green is enjoyed daily by many village residents, as it has been from the time when it was first established. Image courtesy of Michael Gee.