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Wiltshire Best Kept Village Competition 2018 - First Round Results

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First (district) round judging of the 36 entries for the 2018 CPRE Wiltshire and The Hills Group Best Kept Village Competition has now been completed.  The results are published below (Read more).  The BKVC judges for the second (county) round will be visiting villages during July.  They will not warn villages of the precise date of their inspection but they will identify themselves if asked. 

The county winners for the previous two years are ineligible for the main competition but three are competing for the Laurence Kitching Award, which is sponsored by Princeton Homes.  They will be also be judged during July.

     

This annual competition is designed to foster pride in our beautiful Wiltshire countryside and its unique patchwork quilt of villages.

First round results are as follows:

NORTH WILTSHIRE AND SWINDON

LARGE VILLAGES               MEDIUM VILLAGES            SMALL VILLAGES

1st Hullavington               1st Biddestone                    1st Charlton 

2nd Ashton Keynes          2nd Blunsdon                      2nd Marston Meysey

3rd Brinkworth                 3rd Oaksey                           3rd  Clyffe Pypard

4th Box                               4th Dauntsey                       4th Upper and Lower Seagry

KENNET

LARGE VILLAGES                MEDIUM VILLAGES           SMALL VILLAGES

1st Ramsbury                     1st Seend                            1st Wilcot (only entry)

2nd Urchfont                      2nd Milton Lilbourne

3rd Bromham 

4th Rowde

SOUTH WILTSHIRE

LARGE VILLAGES                MEDIUM VILLAGES           SMALL VILLAGES

1st Whiteparish                 1st Hindon                          1st Ansty

2nd Alderbury                    2nd Fovant                         2nd Burcombe

                                              3rd Dinton                         3rd Stapleford

WEST WILTSHIRE

LARGE VILLAGES               MEDIUM VILLAGES            SMALL VILLAGES

1st Winsley                        1st Edington                        1st Bishopstrow (only entry)

2nd = Bratton                    2nd Sutton Veny

2nd = Bowerhill                3rd Horningsham

3rd Hilperton                    4th Berryfields

                                             

BEST NEWCOMER

1st Seend (only entry)

 

The Presentation Day, when CPRE standards and prizes will be presented to the Best Kept Large, Medium and Small Villages in Wiltshire will take place on Sunday 23rd September.

Thanks to the generosity of the sponsors (The Hills Group, with additional sponsorship by Princeton Homes) the many available awards include:

  • Best kept large, medium and small villages: £200 cash prize (plus CPRE standard, Hills plaque, Wiltshire Council plaque and CPRE certificate)
  • Runner up large, medium and small villages: £100 cash prize (plus CPRE certificate)
  • Third place large, medium and small villages: £60 cash prize (plus CPRE certificate)
  • Fourth place large, medium and small villages£30 cash prize (plus CPRE certificate)
  • Best newcomer village: £150 cash prize (plus CPRE certificate) awarded to the best kept village that has not entered in the past 5 years
  • Merit certificate: £150 cash prize(plus CPRE certificate)awarded to a village showing consistent outstanding effort in their preparation
  • The Frank McKim award for the Best Kept medium village in the Kennet district round: £25 cash prize (plus CPRE certificate)
  • The Laurence Kitching Award for the best kept village from the six winners in 2016 and 2017: £200 cash prize.  This is sponsored by Princeton Homes.

 

 

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