After 13 years with the Parish Council, our Head Groundsman Lee Butterworth is leaving to begin a new career in creative carpentry and building.
We have taken advantage of this love for woodwork over the years and he has created plinths, new finger signs, the village stocks, the Christmas presents around the Christmas Tree as well as many other initiatives.
Lee’s dedication and attention to detail have helped the village to win the Best Kept Village Competition on several occasions. The wildflower areas that have sprung up over the last few years have been sown and tended by Lee and his management of the Dell meadow has seen an increase in number and diversity of wildflower species in the area.
Lee’s last day will be on Friday 2 July, so if you see him around the village in the next week, please show your appreciation for everything that he has done for Chalfont St Giles.
Lee’s successor is Christopher Smith-Hammock and we welcome him into this important role.