The Best Kept Village Community competition aims to develop and highlight a sense of pride amongst local people throughout Staffordshire. It illustrates and emphasises how much voluntary work is undertaken to keep Staffordshire beautiful and how communities work together to make where they live desirable and a place, they are proud to call home.
A village will be judged on its maintenance and appearance and the community spirit amongst its residents and how that is evidenced throughout the year via supporting photographs and videos.
Judges will take into consideration where a village does not have a certain feature, e.g. a bus shelter, war memorial, large open space, etc. this will be considered in marking and villages will certainly NOT be at a disadvantage because they do not have BKVC features.
The Community Foundation for Staffordshire took over running the Best Kept Village competition in 2018. We are proud to be the custodians of a competition steeped in tradition, dating back to 1956. The competition was originally started to encourage village residents to take pride in their communities and whilst that aim continues to date, we are developing the competition with an increased focus on community cohesion within the villages.
We have therefore renamed the competition 'Best Kept Village Community' competition.Find out more
An award of Special Commendation for consistent participation, effort and achievement in BKV for over fifty years is awarded to Longdon/Longdon Green.