The judging of the 2017 Buckinghamshire Best Kept Village Competition has been completed and the results are now revealed:
Oving, winner of the Gurney Cup (villages with a population of 500 and under); Ludgershall, runner-up
Cuddington, winner of the Morris Cup (villages with a population of 500 – 1500);
Stewkley, winner of the DeFraine Cup (villages with a population 1501 – 3000);
Seer Green, runner-up
Chalfont St Peter, winner of the Pushman Cup (villages with a population over 3000);
Winslow, winner of the Michaelis Cup (small towns);
Hanslope, winner of the Tindall Cup (2016 cup winners);
Cuddington has been awarded the Sword of Excellence as the best overall winner.
The Dashwood Trophy for the best runner-up goes to Castlethorpe
Oving’s success is capped by being awarded the Community Trophy which is sponsored by Browns.
Richard Pushman, Chairman of the Best Kept Village Competition, comments: “Our popular Best Kept Village Competition highlights the great community activity that goes on in our lovely Buckinghamshire villages. It is a great way to recognise the contribution of many who give their time and effort to showcase and enhance their local environment. The Best Kept Village competition is not just for ‘pretty’ villages – we want to see communities where everyone makes an effort to keep their surroundings well maintained. The competition is a good opportunity for villages to celebrate all the positive aspects of life in their village and we warmly congratulate this year’s winners for their superb efforts.”
Chris Brown from George Browns comments, “We are delighted to be associated with the Buckinghamshire Best Kept Village Competition and particularly congratulate Oving the winner of the Community Trophy and being a resident of Winslow I am particularly pleased that Winslow won the Michaelis Cup. The villages and small towns which participate are taking pride in their surroundings, making them more attractive places for people to live, for tourists to visit and for people to do business. In Buckinghamshire we are blessed with vibrant, well-kept villages and we all share the responsibility for protecting and improving them, for current and future generations.”
The Best Kept Village Competition is sponsored by George Browns and Bucks County Council with additional support from Milton Keynes Council and District Councils from Aylesbury Vale, Chiltern and Wycombe.
The cups will be presented in the winning villages by Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, Lord Lieutenant on Saturday 16th September.
Further information regarding the competition is available from the Buckinghamshire Best Kept Village Competition Administrator by email at email@example.com or by telephoning 07734 886540
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Notes to Editors:
The Buckinghamshire Best Kept Village Competition is run independently by a committee on a not-for-profit basis. The competition has been in existence for 59 years. www.bucksvoice.net/bestkeptvillage
George Browns Limited is a family run business founded in 1830 and now in the sixth generation. They have six branches, three in Buckinghamshire (Buckingham, Chesham and Haddenham) supplying and servicing Agricultural, Professional Grass Cutting and Garden Machinery as well as Fishing Stores at Haddenham and Leighton Buzzard.
For more information email BKVBucks@gmail.com or call 07734 886540