Best Kept Village Competition

The Best Kept Village competition has been running in Northern 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.

2021 Results

Small village

1st – Low Burnham  2nd = Amcotts,  3rd = Elsham, Redbourne

Highly Commended – Normanby

Medium village 

1st – Worlaby   2nd = Barnetby-le-Wold, South Ferriby

Highly Commended  – Appleby Parish, Wrawby

Large Village 

1st – Scawby   2nd – Hibaldstow   3rd = Haxey, Westwoodside

Highly Commended – Barrow, Belton, Messingham

Small Town   

1st – Broughton  2nd – Waltham 3rd – Epworth

Highly Commended – Brigg, Crowle and Ealand, Immingham

Best Kept Playground 

West Butterwick

Best Kept Cemetery 


Best Kept War Memorial

Crowle and Ealand

Best Community Planting

Low Burnham, South Ferriby, Scawby, Immingham

Most Imaginative Planting 

South Ferriby

Best New Entrant

North Thoresby

Most Improved 

Barton upon Humber, Kirton in Lindsey

Congratulations to all entrants in 2021 – it was a very high standard this year

We are always keen to welcome new entrants.

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