Communities celebrating being named best kept villages

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Communities across North Wiltshire are celebrating after being named as winners of the Best Kept Village competition.

Judging of the first round of this year’s CPRE Wiltshire and The Hills Group Best Kept Village Competition, sponsored by The Hills Group, is now complete.

The competition saw 39 villages in Wiltshire compete against others in their district, tested against criteria which looks for tidiness, cleanliness, presentation and village community spirit.

Villages were judged within categories of small, medium and large villages.

In the North Wiltshire and Swindon category, Ashton Keynes were named the best kept large village, with Brinkworth finishing in fourth place.

Great Somerford were named the best kept medium sized village, with Oaksey finishing as runners up.

And in the small village category, Upper and Lower Seagry were named the winners, with Marston Meysey finishing runners up and Hankerton named as third place.

Each winning village will receive a certificate and in July it will be judged against the similar sized villages in the other districts, to determine the best kept large, medium and small villages in Wiltshire.

The results of this second round will be published in August.

Award ceremonies will then be held sequentially at the three winning villages on Sunday, September 15 where shields and commemorative plaques will be presented.

Cash prizes between £200 and £30 will be awarded to all villages in this second round.

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