Best Kept Communities 2017 revealed
The winners of each category for Flintshire’s 2017 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
Bretton Lane with Ysceifiog in second place . Llanfynydd was awarded third
Higher Kinnerton was the winner of the best kept community with a population of
over 1000 and under 5000, with Caerwys winning second prize. Northop came third.
Mynydd Isa was the winner of the best kept town centre, Mold came second, and
third prize went to Holywell
The best kept senior citizens’ estate was won by Ffordd Gwynedd, Northop with
second prize going to Llys Y Goron, Caerwys. Belvedere Close, Queensferry came
third and a certificate of merit is awarded to Heol Y Dderwen, Leeswood.
Chairman of Flintshire County Council, Cllr. Brian Lloyd, said:
As ever, the number and standard of entries has been impressive and I am sure
that the judges, Les and Sue Starling and Nancy Matthews 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, Lindop Toyota , Tesco, Toyota Motor
Manufacturing (UK), and Warwick Chemicals. We are very grateful for their
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, £70 for second and £35
The other prize winners are listed below.
Best Kept Community Garden/Wildlife area
Greenbank Villas Supported Living Garden, Flint
Bryn y Baal Quarry
Quaystone Chapel Garden, Connah’s Quay
Certificate of Merit:
Swinchiard Brook, Flint & St. Mary’s Community Orchard, Mold
This Year 5 Schools were entered as part of their Community Entry
Joint First Prize (Highly Commended)
Mynydd Isa Infants School (£40 Tesco voucher)
Ysgol Brynford CP School (£40 Tesco voucher)
Third Prize (Commended)
Ysgol Owen Jones (£20 Tesco vouchers)
Certificate of Merits were awarded to:
Ysgol Derwen Primary, Higher Kinnerton
Ysgol yr Escob Primary, Caerwys
Note to editors
Pictured in the attached photograph are the Chairman of Flintshire County
Council Cllr. Brian Lloyd, with the winners and sponsors.