Best Kept Village Competition

The Best Kept Village competition has been running in North and North East Lincolnshire since 1976.

It is organised and run by CPRE Northern Lincolnshire and is open to all small towns and villages within that area.


Judging takes into consideration a number of criteria with the emphasis on community involvement. Entrants are placed in groups according to their population size and those placed first, second and third in each group receive an award. In addition, there are a number of individual categories which are judged separately

  • Best kept playground,
  • Best kept churchyard,
  • Best community planting,
  • Best kept war memorial, and new for this year,
  • Best public building and
  • Most innovative planting scheme.

2020 Results

Small village 1st – Low Burnham  2nd = Amcotts, Elsham

Highly Commended – Appleby, Saxby all Saints

Medium village 1st – Worlaby   2nd – Barnetby-le-Wold  3rd – Wrawby

Highly Commended  – Great Coates, South Ferriby

Large Village  1st – Goxhill   2nd – Barrow   3rd = Haxey, Westwoodside

Highly Commended – Belton, Scawby

Small Town  1st – Broughton  2nd – Crowle and Ealand  3rd – Epworth

Highly Commended – Barton-upon-Humber

Best Kept Playground  Goxhill

Best Kept Cemetery  – Broughton

Best Kept  Public Building  1st – Ingleby Arms Amcotts  2nd – Council Offices Winterton

Best Kept War Memorial 1st  – Amcotts  2nd – Messingham

Best Community Planting  Low Burnham, Worlaby, Goxhill, Broughton

Most Innovative Planting  1st = Low Burnham, Waltham

Best New Entrant  Garthorpe and Fockerby

Congratulations to all entrants in 2020 – it was not the easiest year and our villages and small towns rose to the challenge and the standard was as high as ever.

We are always keen to welcome new entrants.

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