Lancashire Best Kept Village Competition

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A selection of photos from villages taking part in the competition will appear on this page.

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2021 Winners

Selection of photos from the 2019 Competition Presentation at Eaves Hall, West Bradford.

Champion Villages

Outstanding Features

No competition 2020

2019 Winners

Selection of photos from the 2019 Competition Presentation at The Villa in Wrea Green.

Lancashire Best Kept Village Competition 2019 - Winners Presentation - Small Villages Lancashire Best Kept Village Competition 2019 - Winners Presentation - Medium Villages
Lancashire Best Kept Village Competition 2019 - Winners Presentation - Outstanding Features Lancashire Best Kept Village Competition 2019 - Winners Presentation - Large Villages

We hope to capture the joy of living in small, well-kept villages and the communities at the heart of village life.

 

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.

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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.