Lancashire Best Kept Village Competition


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

Ann Alty
Rowan House
9 Balmoral Rd
New Longton

Telephone: 01772 612445


Committee (2020)

Name Position
John Isherwood Chairman
Peter Hesketh Vice-Chairman
Ann Alty Secretary
Jeanette Lowe Treasurer
Margaret Clark Judge
Sheila Dewhurst Judge
Richard Farbon Judge
Peter Foley Judge
Pam Gornall Judge (Lancashire Farmers Union Ladies Social Section)
Vivienne Hesketh Judge
Bernard Kershaw Judge
Cath Kershaw Judge
Phil Orme Judge (Lancashire Association of Local Councils)
Audrey Townson Judge (Lancashire Young Farmers)
Kelly Wood Judge


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 | Ribble Valley Borough Council | Eaves Hall | Preston & Fylde Live Magazine | James' Places.

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

In spite of planning for the 2020 competition, due to Govt. measures to deal with Covid-19 virus pandemic there will be no Competiton this year. We expect to return in 2021 and will look forward to visiting competiton villages and assessing 'outstanding features' in 2021.

Presentation Event (2019) took place at The Villa 14th Oct where the winners were announced (2019 Results):
Champion Villages 2019:
◆ Champion Village: Higham
◆ Large Village: Freckleton
◆ Medium Village: Mawdesley
◆ Small Village: Bretherton
◆ Hamlet: Wiswell

Thanks to everyone who took part and for the time given by our Judges and Committee. A special thanks to John Gilmore of Radio Lancashire.

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 2020 sponsors: Lancashire Life; Lancashire Association of Local Councils; Ribble Valley Borough Council, Lancashire Association of Local Councils, Eaves Hall, Preston & Fylde Live Magazine and James' Places. We are grateful too for the support of a number of Lancashire County Councillors.