Lancashire Best Kept Village Competition


Lancashire VillageContact For further information and/or an entry form, please contact:

Ann Alty
Secretary to the Lancashire Best Kept Village Competition
10 Bamfords Fold
PR26 9AL

Telephone: 01772 224823


Committee (2021)

Name Position
Peter Hesketh Chairman
Kelly Wood Vice-Chair
Ann Alty Secretary
Jeanette Lowe Treasurer
Margaret Clark Judge
Richard Farbon Judge
Peter Foley Judge
Shelagh Graham Judge
Bernard Kershaw Judge
Phil Orme Judge (Lancashire Association of Local Councils)


We are grateful to all of our volunteers and those involved in the competition.

In particular we are extremely grateful to this year's sponsors who provide financial support and resources to all this competition to both happen and endure.

Lancashire Association of Local Councils | Lancashire Life | Eaves Hall | Preston & Fylde Live Magazine | Barton Grange Group.

We are also grateful too for the invaluable support of a number of individual Lancashire County Councillors who go out of their way to help and promote The Lancashire Best Kept Village Competition.


News: Latest

Preparations are now in hand for the 2022 Competition. There has been a further review of our Constitution, entry and judging criteria, and Judges training scheduled. Organisers now welcome entries from Lancashire villages - by 30/4/22.

Following the cancellation in 2020, the Competition resumed in 2021 with 46 villages taking part - understandably down on the usual number of entrants.

Champion Villages in 2021:
Final judged by Ralph Assheton (Sheriff of Lancashire 2020).
◆ Champion Village: Blacko
◆ Large Village: Halsall
◆ Medium Village: Barton
◆ Small Village: Whitechapel
◆ Hamlet: Barley
2021 Full Results

As ever we much appreciate all who take part and support this event, especially our Judges, Committee and sponsors. Good luck to all who take part!

In 2019 the 'Constitution of the Competition' was updated and streamlined, simplifying all paperwork used by villages and judges; the Certificate of Merit part of the competition was overhauled, replaced by a secondary competition called 'Outstanding Features' - villages entering the main competition able to nominate up to 10 Outstanding Features of their village, and certificates awarded to the best in each class.


Other Information

'10 Lancashire villages that you should visit' - Lancashire Life (article)

Did you know there are regional best kept village competitions across the United Kingdom?

Our thanks to our 2021 sponsors: Lancashire Association of Local Councils (LALC); Eaves Hall Hotel at West Radford; Lancashire Life, Lancashire Live and new sponsor Barton Grange Group. We are grateful too for the support of a number of Lancashire County Councillors.