Best Kept Village Result


Best Kept Village Result

Published 9 August 2017

At the award ceremony, on 7th August in Eccleshall Community Centre, Dennis O’Dea accepted, on behalf of Kings Bromley, the Best Kept Village award for the Lichfield and Cannock Chase Area. Forty six villages spread over five areas entered the competition this year; there were 12 in our area. Villages are divided into small and large villages; we won best small village, Norton Canes won best large village. We were then judged against Norton Canes and won the overall trophy, which we won – thereby getting to retain the ‘totem pole’. The competition is run by the Community Council of Staffordshire and in the Lichfield/Cannock Chase area is sponsored by the Leavesley Group on behalf of the National Memorial Arboretum.

Thanks to all who in the village who have kept their front gardens so neat and who have kept the streets so clean. I have been particularly impressed this year with the hanging baskets and the effort made by the Co-op and Royal Oak. The churchyard continues to impress, thanks to the Churchyard Team, as do the public areas: the Showfield, thanks to the Show Committee, the War Memorial and the Jubilee seat area and Village Hall, thanks to the Gardening Guild . Thanks also to the Richard Crosse School whose pupils’ posters have been displayed in the Village Hall windows. The Parish Council organises the event.

It was fitting that Dennis accepted the award on our behalf as he works tirelessly around the village.

Allan Howard for Kings Bromley Parish Council.