As summer arrives in West Lancashire it’s that time of year again for the Lancashire Best Kept Village awards. Once again Aughton has entered and has high hopes of receiving an award. This competition has proved popular over the years and helps villages like Aughton maintain their own identity from the larger town of Ormskirk.
More recently it seems that the categories have been slimmed down somewhat, which is a shame as it appears there is no longer a separate award for the best kept playing field. There was a time when the William Arnold Silcock Memorial Playing Field – home of the Town Green Tennis Club regularly picked up this award.
This didn’t come as surprise to Club members as the playing field and its amenities are scrupulously maintained by the Council and the sports clubs who use the facility. It’s difficult to imagine a more pleasing environment for sporting activity.
Judging started on the 6th of June and needless to say it would be helpful if the Village and the playing field was looking at its best over the next few weeks.
NOTE The Town Green Tennis Club has played at the William Arnold Silcock Memorial Playing Field for over 30 years. It can be found on Winifred Lane, Aughton about 2 miles south of Ormskirk.