Pictured top: Awards winners gather onstage at the presentation evening in Stafford on September 21. Inset left: Representatives of Brewood, winner of the 2022 Best Large Village and Community Spirit awards, with Jo Cooper and Richard Winterton. Inset right: Representatives of Acton Trussell, winner of the 2022 Best Small Village award.

Staffordshire Best Kept Village and Community 2022 winners announced

STAFFORDSHIRE’S Best Kept Village and Community competition has announced the 2022 winners.

Richard Winterton Auctioneers is headline sponsor for the countywide event, which announced the winners in Stafford on September 21.

Brewood was the star of the competition, winning both the Large Village and Community Spirit awards.

It was also a good night for south Staffordshire, with Acton Trussell announced as the Best Small Village.

And the north of the county saw Moorlands village Ipstones win the CPRE Sustainable and Green Initiative competition.

There was also a special award for competition stalwart William Read of Stafford, who celebrates 50 years of Best Kept Village judging.

BKVC Manager Jo Cooper said: “After many years of simply judging the beauty of villages, the new BKVC format wishes to also illustrate the community spirit.

“We had a children’s poster, spirit of BKVC poetry, prose and photography awards and of course the new Community Spirit competition.

“Every entrant has, as usual, highlighted their sense of pride of being part of a village making judging very difficult.

“It was a tight call and I’d like to say thank you to every entrant for participating and many congratulations to all our winners.”

Richard Winterton Auctioneers was again headline sponsor.

Richard said: “We’ve been honoured and delighted to sponsor the Best Kept Village Community competition and see first-hand how communities across Staffordshire have come together and continued to thrive.

“There has been a high calibre of entries so well done to everyone who has got involved.”

Work now begins on the 2023 Best Kept Village and Community competition. For more information, go online or call BKVC Manager Jo Cooper on 01785 339540.

Pictured top: Awards winners gather onstage at the presentation evening in Stafford on September 21. Inset left: Representatives of Brewood, winner of the 2022 Best Large Village and Community Spirit awards, with Jo Cooper and Richard Winterton. Inset right: Representatives of Acton Trussell, winner of the 2022 Best Small Village award.

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