The search is on for Buckinghamshire’s best-kept village

Stewkley receives the Tindall Cup in last year's Bucks Best Kept Village competition
Stewkley receives the Tindall Cup in last year's Bucks Best Kept Village competition
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The 2017 Buckinghamshire Best Kept Village competition is under way with information and entry forms going out to parish and town councils across the county.

The Best Kept Village Competition is sponsored by Bucks County Council, Milton Keynes Council and district councils from Aylesbury Vale, Chiltern and Wycombe.

The competition is always very popular with the county’s villages, and competition chairman Richard Pushman is hoping this year, its 60th anniversary, will be no exception.

Mr Pushman said:“If a village or small town is considering the Best Kept Village competition, we can’t stress enough what a great community activity entering can be. The competition gets communities working towards a common goal and it is a great way of getting to the heart of what really makes a community tick.

“The competition is not difficult to enter and I don’t want any of the county’s villages to feel that they haven’t got what it takes to do well.

“The Best Kept Village competition is not just for ‘pretty’ villages – we want to see communities where everyone makes an effort to keep their surroundings well maintained.

“The competition is a good opportunity for villages to celebrate all the positive aspects of life in their village and say ‘well done’ to the people that get community projects up and running.”

Further information is available by email at or by calling 07734 886540. The deadline for entries is April 30 and judging will take place in June and July. The winners will be announced by the end of July.