Village enters ‘Best-Kept Village’ competition

by | 11 May 2024 | Environment, Gainsborough

Misterton Parish Council has agreed to enter this year’s Best-Kept Village competition.

Run by Notts Campaign to Protect Rural England, the competition highlights the beauty and community spirit of villages and recognises the efforts of local communities in caring for their environments. The competition is open to parish and town councils for all villages with a population of under 10,000. Nearby Everton was a winner last year.

How can you help?

Everyone in the village can help. Judges will look at houses, gardens, hedges, and frontages. They will look at community facilities, like bus shelters, telephone kiosks, playing fields, playgrounds and equipment, green spaces, verges and gutters, the canal towpath, churches and churchyards, notice boards and notices, footpaths, street furniture, the school, and surroundings.

Businesses are included, too: shops and advertisements, pubs and parking areas, farm buildings and farmyards, work entrances. Finally, obvious community effort is another area of interest to judges.

The preliminary round of judging is between Monday 3rd and Sunday 30th June. The village with the highest judges’ scores in each section will be declared the winner of that section and entered into the final round. The runners-up in each section will also be chosen.

The final round of judging is between Monday 8th and Wednesday 31st July. The winning village in each section will be judged here for the ‘Best of Notts’ Award. The winner will be announced at the AGM of the Nottinghamshire Association of Local Councils.