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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2022 Winners

The calibre of entries for Richard Winterton’s Best Kept Village Community Competition 2022 was high and we would like to congratulate all who participated and a huge well done on all you have achieved in your local community; you should feel tremendously proud.

We are delighted to announce the BKVC 2022 results as follows:

Winner of the Richard Winterton Auctioneers Award for Community Spirit
Winner of the CPRE Staffordshire Sustainable and Green Initiative Award
Winners of the Large Village Category:
  • 1st - Brewood
  • 2nd - Yoxal
  • 3rd - Abbots Bromley
Winners of the Small Village Category:
  • 1st - Acton Trussell
  • 2nd - Bednall
  • 3rd - Kingsley Holt