Best Kept Communities 2018 revealed
Photo: The Chairman, Councillor Paul Cunningham and his Consort, Mrs Joan Cunningham with the winners, sponsors and local politicians
The winners of each category for Flintshire’s 2018 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 Llanfynydd with Llanasa in second place. Bretton Lane and Ysceifiog were awarded joint third prize. Caerwys was the winner of the best kept community with a population of over 1000 and under 5000, with Northop winning won second prize. Leeswood came third. Mold and Mynydd Isa were joint winners of the best kept town centre.
The best kept senior citizens’ estate was won by Llys y Goron, Caerwys, with second prize going to Belvedere Close, Queensferry. Heol-yDderwen, Leeswood came third.
The Chair of the Council, Councillor Paul Cunningham, said:
“The number and standard of entries has been impressive as always. I am sure that the judges, Mr Les Starling and Mrs Nancy Matthews had a difficult job in choosing the winners. The aim of the competition is to encourage local communities, villages and towns to work together as groups to improve their environment and to encourage local pride. This is a very worthy and commendable aim and one which I wholeheartedly support.
“I am sure I speak for many when I say that these efforts and commitment go a long way to help to make Flintshire a better place to live.
“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, Tesco, Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd. and Warwick Chemicals and a special thanks to Mr Glyn Jones from Lindop Toyota for the use of the car. We are very grateful for their continued support.”
The other prize winners are listed below.
Best Kept Community Garden/Wildlife area:
First prize: Pantymwyn Village Hall and Community Garden
Second prize: Bryn y Baal Quarry
Third prize: The Cemetery, Alexander Road, Mold
The prizes were awarded to local schools as follows:
First prize: Brynford CP School
Second prize: Wat’s Dyke Infant School, Mynydd Isa
Equal Third prize: Ysgol Derwenfa, Leeswood and Mynydd Isa Junior School
Certificates of Merit were awarded to Ysgol yr Esgob Primary, Caerwys and Ysgol Owen Jones, Northop