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1.

Absence of litter and unsightly refuse dumps on verges

10

2.

Condition of village greens, playing fields, school yards, public seats and noticeboards  

10

3.

Condition of public and private buildings, gardens and allotments, including hedges, walls, fences and outhouses   

10

4.

Condition of churchyards, cemeteries and war memorials

10

5.

Condition of public halls, sports facilities and car parks  

10

6.

Cleanliness of public toilets, bus shelters and telephone kiosks

10

7.

State of footpaths, stiles, field gates, signposting, ponds and streams   

10

8.

Condition of commercial and business premises, including advertisements and other signs

10

9.

Clear evidence of local commitment and initiative in the care and maintenance of the village

20

About the Competition

Marks awarded to Kilmington 1992 - 2006
CPRE & MVF’s
BEST KEPT VILLAGE
In Devon
COMPETITION
2007
Aims of the Competition                         
The object of the competition is to encourage villages possessing a real sense of community to improve their local environment by caring for buildings, clearing litter and promoting schemes to improve the general appearance of the area. Judges do not look for architectural merit, prettiness or an abundance of flowers but for:
villaqes which do the best with what they have got.
We do not expect neatness for its own sake - for example, nettles can be left where they are not a hazard and churchyards need not be neatly mown. Hedges should not be cut until nesting birds have flown.

The competition is open to villages with a population of 3000 or under and will be judged in 4 groups. (Please note increased size of population)

(a) Villages that have won in the past 5 years
(b) Villages of a population between 500 and 3000
(c) Villages of a population up to 500
(d) Villages that are new to the competition or have not entered for 10 years

Villages in groups (b) (c) and (d) which win their group will automatically be moved to group (a) in the following year. Villages in group (a) which do not win for 5 years will then go back to group (b) or (c).

Judging Schedule



















Awards
The winner in group(a) will receive The CPRE Pertwee Bowl for Past Winners. The winners in groups (b) (c) and (d) will each receive a CPRE shield. These will be held for one year Certificates will be awarded to winners and runners-up in each group. Group winners will also receive a ‘Best Kept Village road sign and Mole Valley Farmers vouchers to the value of £100.
Judging will take place during May and June, with final judging in July and August

Results of Best Kept Village Competition

Year

Marks

2013

97 (Best Kept Large Village in Devon - previous winner)

2012

90+

2011

 

2010

97

2009

89

2008

 

2007

93 (Best Large Village in Devon)

2006

90

2005

94 (Best in East Devon)

2004

93 (Best in East Devon)

2003

92 (Runners up)

2002

87

2001

Cancelled due to Foot & Mouth

2000

80

1999

87 (Runners up)

1998

75

1997

Unknown

1996

86

1995

87½

1994

78

1992/93

Outright Winners

Kilmington wins Best Kept Village 2013
(Large Village Previous Winner Group)
Results 2013
Report of Judges 2013
Letter of Congratulations

There is to be a presentation to the Village on Saturday, 9th November at 10.30am in the Village Hall.  All are welcome.