Best Kept Communities 2017 revealed
The winners of each category for Flintshire's 2017 Best Kept Communities have received their prizes at an awards ceremony held at County Hall recently.
The winner for the best kept village with a population of under 1000 was Bretton Lane with Ysceifiog in second place . Llanfynydd was awarded third prize.
Higher Kinnerton was the winner of the best kept community with a population of over 1000 and under 5000, with Caerwys winning second prize. Northop came third.
Mynydd Isa was the winner of the best kept town centre, Mold came second, and third prize went to Holywell
The best kept senior citizens' estate was won by Ffordd Gwynedd, Northop with second prize going to Llys Y Goron, Caerwys. Belvedere Close, Queensferry came third and a certificate of merit is awarded to Heol Y Dderwen, Leeswood.
Chairman of Flintshire County Council, Cllr. Brian Lloyd, said:
'As ever, the number and standard of entries has been impressive and I am sure that the judges, Les and Sue Starling and Nancy Matthews had a difficult job in choosing the winners.
'The emphasis is very much on making communities better places to live for people and for wildlife. The competition is only possible because of the people who enter it and because of the sponsors, who this year are Airbus, Clwyd Alyn Housing Association, Lindop Toyota , Tesco, Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK), and Warwick Chemicals. We are very grateful for their continued support.'
The judges spent four days visiting the communities which had entered the competition and were particularly impressed with the work which had gone into creating school gardens. Prizes were £100 for first, £70 for second and £35 for third.
The other prize winners are listed below.
Best Kept Community Garden/Wildlife area
Greenbank Villas Supported Living Garden, Flint
Bryn y Baal Quarry
Quaystone Chapel Garden, Connah's Quay
Certificate of Merit:
Swinchiard Brook, Flint & St. Mary's Community Orchard, Mold
This Year 5 Schools were entered as part of their Community Entry
Joint First Prize (Highly Commended)
Mynydd Isa Infants School (£40 Tesco voucher)
Ysgol Brynford CP School (£40 Tesco voucher)
Third Prize (Commended)
Ysgol Owen Jones (£20 Tesco vouchers)
Certificate of Merits were awarded to:
Ysgol Derwen Primary, Higher Kinnerton
Ysgol yr Escob Primary, Caerwys
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Pictured in the attached photograph are the Chairman of Flintshire County Council Cllr. Brian Lloyd, with the winners and sponsors.