The AGM of the Essex Playing Fields Association took place on Thursday evening at Chelmsford and Dedham Parish Council were awarded the following:-

Class 2 ( Playing fields serving a population of less than 2,500) - The Duchy Barn Playing Field, Runner up.
Class 3 (Children’s playgrounds whether on or off playing field, but judged apart from any playing field on which they are situated.) - Certificate of Merit. Gold award.
Class 6 (The Best Kept Football Pitch) - Certificate of Merit. Gold award

Iris Hindley was presented with these awards by The Lord Petre and the Chairman of Essex County Council, John Aldridge. Whilst Dedham Parish Council has been awarded Certificates of Merit in the past, it is the first time that we have been adjudged Runner Up in a class. 
Congratulations to everyone that help in keeping the playing fields in first class condition, a true asset to the village.

Click here for a link to the Essex Playing Fields Association website.