Richmond Rotary Announce Best Kept Village Results
Friday, Sep 27, 2013
Richmond Rotary Club have announced the results of Richmondshire Rotary Best Kept Village Competition 2013.
The winning village, West Burton in Wensleydale won a prize of £400, which they intend to spend on a new notice board for their village. The runner-up is the village of Ravensworth.
This year fifteen villages throughout the Richmondshire District entered the competition and judging was carried out by members of Richmond Rotary Club during the first two weeks of July.
The villages that took part were: Ravensworth, Moulton, Hudswell, Middleton Tyas, Carlton, Coverdale, Skeeby, Carperby, Caldwell, Grinton, Stapleton, Cleasby, West Burton, Barton, Bellerby and Spennithorne.
Commenting on the results, Rotary President Mac Bryant, said: “This year’s competition proves once again that our local village communities take real pride in their surroundings. Richmond Rotary Club is delighted to encourage and support their efforts which benefit residents and visitors alike.”
The competition, which was open to all villages with less than 1000 population, aimed to encourage village pride amongst residents with points being awarded for overall tidiness and the quality of maintenance of the public as well as private spaces.
The prize money went to the village that was considered by a panel of judges to be looked after the best, including all aspects that reflect a concern for the environment including flower beds, well maintained areas and low litter.
Photo: West Burton presentation with Rotarian Norman Brown (organiser), Richard Chapman (Village Caretaker), Jane Richie (Parish Council Chairman) and Rotarian Mac Bryant (President of Richmond Rotary Club)