In 2011, local councillor Alan Stokes inspired the local community in Pembridge to form “PIPS”. He chaired the group which takes on projects around the village to make it a more attractive place to live and visit. Before his untimely death in 2017 he led PIPS and was instrumental in the extension of the boardwalk along the riverside in the conservation area, and the provision of bench seating. This was all funded through a generous Lottery Grant.
The group meets monthly to discuss and plan the work, and then each week carry out routine mowing, strimming, tidying – as well as planned projects and periodical litter picks.
They comprise a very mixed bunch and new members are always welcome!
There is always plenty of work to be getting on with
Maintenance on the boardwalk
Checking everything is place...
Want to find out more?
Contact Steve Briggs (chairman) on 01544 388657 or Karen Goodwin 01544387572
Find us on Facebook. Check out our noticeboard beside Steppes café.
Or meet us on a Thursday morning at the market square for a chat.
Watch this space for news about what we have been up to and what is planned for the future……
All work produces beautiful results
Keeping planters tidy
Regular Litter Picking
Plenty to do....
Winning Britain in Bloom several times
Queens Award for Voluntary Service in 2018
The group were presented with an English Crystal with logo insignia by the Lord Lieutenant of the county, The Dowager Countess of Darnley. The presentation was held at the village hall followed by a light refreshments courtesy of the W.I. with members of Pride in Pembridge and the local community in attendance.
The citation read…..
'They are a mature age group with a cheerful outlook and a great commitment to the local community. Everyone values the work they do and believe that they are deserving of some formal recognition which is not only a thank you to them but also an inspiration to others.'