Richard Winterton Auctioneers Best Kept Village Community Competition

What is the Best Kept Village Community Competition?

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.

What is judged and marked in BKVC?

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.

How to Enter the Best Kept Village Community Competition

Click the links below to enter the Best Kept Village Community Competition.


About Best Kept Village Community

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.

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Think your Village can win? - Enter today!

2019 Best Kept Village Results

Large Village Winners
  • 1st - Gnosall (Trophy Winner)
Small Village Winners
  • 1st - Tittensor
  • 2nd - Fulford
  • 3rd - Oulton - Swynnerton
South Staffordshire
Large Village Winners
  • 1st - Brewood
  • 2nd - Perton
  • 3rd - Wombourne
Small Village Winners
  • 1st - Bednall (Trophy Winner)
  • 2nd - Acton Trussell
Lichfield/Cannock Chase
Large Village Winners
  • 1st - Kings Bromley (Trophy Winner)
  • 2nd - Norton Canes
  • 3rd - Stonnall
Small Village Winners
  • 1st - Edingale
  • 2nd - Haunton
  • 3rd - Wall
Staffordshire Moorlands / East Staffordshire
Large Village Winners
  • 1st - Abbots Bromley (Trophy Winner)
  • 2nd - Yoxall
Small Village Winners
  • 1st - Hoar Cross
  • 2nd - Kingsley Holt
  • 3rd - Bramshall, Warslow (Joint)
County Winners
Large Village Winners
  • Gnosall
Small Village Winners
  • Tittensor

An award of Special Commendation for consistent participation, effort and achievement in BKV for over fifty years is awarded to Longdon/Longdon Green.