Hard Work Pays For Our Awarding Winning Small Towns

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By David Rose
28th October 2023

Congratulations to a fresh batch of beautiful north Lincolnshire towns winning places in this years Best Kept Village competition. Congratulation to each and every one!

There were fewer entries in the small town category this year, but the standard was as high as ever, with Crowle and Ealand winning top spot. The town boasts many good facilities and features, including two outstanding war memorials and two excellent playgrounds.

To cap a splendid year, Crowle and Ealand also won the Community Planting Award.

Having won the competition for the past three years, Broughton had to settle for a very worthy second place this year. Their community planting remains an impressive feature of the town, as well as an immaculate cemetery and fabulous playground.

Indeed, it was this last that earned Broughton this years Best Kept Playground Award, a hotly contested category. Northern Lincolnshire has a large number of very attractive and well equipped playgrounds but Broughton’s is an outstanding example. The judges were particularly impressed with the range of equipment in such a compact area, as well as the attractive flower beds incorporated into the site.

Barton upon Humber again came third, with a number of most attractive wild flower meadows in various parts of the town.

Congratulations must also go to Epworth, who were highly commended and Winterton, who deservedly won the most improved award.