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Wiltshire Best Kept Village Competition 2019

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Judging is now complete in the first (district) round of the 2019 CPRE Wiltshire and The Hills Group Best Kept Village Competition.  39 villages entered the main competition.  Judging took place on various days slected by the judges during the period 13th May to 9th June inclusive.  The results have been sent to the entry secretary for each village and they will be openly published very soon.


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As for many years now, the main Competition is being generously sponsored by The Hills Group and as last year Princeton Homes are sponsoring the Laurence Kitching "Winner of Winners" Award.  This year the "Best Newcomer" Award is being sponsored by Haine and Smith Opticians.

This annual competition is designed to foster pride in our beautiful Wiltshire countryside and its unique patchwork quilt of villages.  It does not seek to identify the prettiest villages but rather those that are best presented.

Judging takes place over two rounds and in three categories.  The District Round compares villages of similar size in each of the four former districts of Wiltshire (North, including Swindon Borough), Kennet, South and West and takes place from mid-May to mid-June.  The County Round compares the winners in each district against each other, again in size categories, and is judged in July.  The sizes are based upon populations: Large Villages are between 1001 and 3500, Medium Villages are between 300 and 1000; and Small Villages are under 300.

Thanks to the generosity of the sponsors the many available awards include:

 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 15th September.


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