Best Kept Communitites 2016 revealed
The winners of each category for Flintshire’s 2016 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 Bretton Lane in second place. Llanasa was awarded third prize.
Caerwys was the winner of the best kept community with a population of over
1000 and under 5000, with Higher Kinnerton winning won second prize. Northop
Mynydd Isa was the winner of the best kept town centre, Holywell came second,
and third prize went to Mold.
The best kept senior citizens’ estate was won by Meadow Rise, Penyffordd, with
second prize going to Heol y Dderwen, Leeswood. Ffordd Northop came third and a
certificate of merit is awarded to Bennetts Lane, Higher Kinnerton.
The Chair of the Council, Councillor Peter Curtis, said:
The number and standard of entries has been impressive this year. I am sure
that the judges, Fred Gillmore and Les and Sue Starling 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, Grwp Cynefin, Tesco, Toyota 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, £75 for second and £50
The other prize winners are listed below.
Best Kept Community Garden/Wildlife area
First prize: Bryn y Baal Quarry
Second prize: Swinchiard Brook, Flint
Third prize: Leadmills Wildlife Area, Mold
Certificate of Merit Quaystone Chapel Garden, Connah’s Quay
Judges’ Special award
Highly Commended Brynford CP School (£40 Tesco voucher)
Certificate of Merits to each of the following (£20 Tesco vouchers):
Ysgol Derwen Primary, Higher Kinnerton
Ysgol yr Escob Primary, Caerwys
Gwernymynydd CP School
Photo: The Chairman, Councillor Peter Curtis, with the winners and sponsors