Lancashire Best Kept Village Competition

Participating Villages

Following the enforced hiatus in 2020 due to Covid-19 and Lockdown measure the competition resumed in 2021 with 46 villages participating.

Information about this year's competition and participating villages here.

Competition Villages 2021

Adlington Higher (Large)
Adlington Lower (Large)
Barley (Hamlet) F
Barton (Medium) F
Belmont (Small)
Bilsborrow (Small)
Blacko (Champion - Small) F
Bretherton (Champion - Small)
Brindle (Small)
Chapeltown (Small)
Croston (Champion - Large)
Edgeworth (Large)
Elswick (Champion - Medium)
Freckleton (Champion - Large)
Goosnargh (Medium)
Grimsargh (Large)
Grindleton (Champion - Small) F
Haighton (Hamlet)
Halsall (Large) F
Hambleton (Large)
Haskayne (Small)
Heapey (Medium)
Hesketh Bank (Large)
Higham (Champion - Small)
Holt Green (Small)
Hutton (Large)
Inglewhite (Hamlet)
Little Eccleston (Small) F
Longton (Large)
Mawdesley (Champion - Medium)
New Longton (Champion - Large)
Newchurch & Spenbrook (Hamlet)
Pilling (Large) F
Pressall & Knott End (Champion - Lge)
Roughlee (Hamlet)
Sabden (Champion - Medium)
Sabden Fold (Hamlet)
Shirdley Hill (Hamlet)
Staining (Large)
Town Green (Medium)
Walmer Bridge (Large)
Weeton (Small)
Welch Whittle (Hamlet)
West Bradford (Champion - Small)
Whitechapel (Hamlet) F
Wiswell (Hamlet) F

Competition Stages

The first round of judging completed on Saturday 17th July. Villages who have got through to the Second Round notified on 4th August.

Second round judging took place between Friday 6th August and Sunday 15th August. Villages who have got through to the Final Round (F) notified on the 18th August. These were: Grindleton; Halsall; Pilling; Barton; Blacko; Little Eccleston; Whitechapel; Barley and Wiswell, as judged by Ralph Assheton (Sheriff of Lancashire 2020).

Final Judging took place between Wednesday 25th and Friday 27th August, with winning villages and 'Outstanding Features' awards are announced at the Presentation event at Eaves Hall, West Bradford, Monday 11th October 2021. Full results published on 12th October.


For reference 2019 Results; there was no competition in 2020.


News: Latest

The 2022 Competition is now under way. Ahead of which there was further review of our Constitution, entry and judging criteria, and Judges training scheduled.

Villages through to Round 2 judging announced - 17 villages across 5 categories.

Following cancellation in 2020, the Competition resumed in 2021.

Champion Villages in 2021:
Final judged by Ralph Assheton (Sheriff of Lancashire 2020).
◆ Champion Village: Blacko
◆ Large Village: Halsall
◆ Medium Village: Barton
◆ Small Village: Whitechapel
◆ Hamlet: Barley
2021 Full Results

As ever we much appreciate all who take part and support this event, especially our Judges, Committee and sponsors. Good luck to all who take part!

In 2019 the 'Constitution of the Competition' was updated and streamlined, simplifying all paperwork used by villages and judges; the Certificate of Merit part of the competition was overhauled, replaced by a secondary competition called 'Outstanding Features' - villages entering the main competition able to nominate up to 10 Outstanding Features of their village, and certificates awarded to the best in each class.


Other Information

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Our thanks to our 2021 sponsors: Barton Grange Group, Eaves Hall Hotel at West Radford, Lancashire Association of Local Councils (LALC), Lancashire Life and Lancashire Live.