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Best Kept Communities 2014

Published: 19/09/2014

The winners of each category for Flintshire’s 2014 Best Kept Communities have been announced at a ceremony held at County Hall on Friday 12 September. The winner for the best kept village with a population of under 1000 was Llanfynydd with Llanasa in second place and Bretton Lane and Ysceifiog awarded joint third prize. Joint first prize went to Caerwys, Higher Kinnerton and Northop for the best kept community with a population of over 1000 and under 5000. Mold was the winner of the best kept town centre, Holywell came second, and third prize went to Mynydd Isa. The best kept senior citizens’ estate was won by Ochr y Bryn in Halkyn, with second prizes going to Bennetts Lane in Higher Kinnerton, Ffordd Gwynedd in Northop and Llys y Goron in Caerwys. Speaking at the event, Councillor Glenys Diskin, the Chair of Flintshire County Council said how impressed she was with the enthusiasm and expertise which the volunteers have displayed this year: The Chair of the Council, Cllr Glenys Diskin said: “Each year we see that the standards in the Best Kept Communities Competition have increased. Whilst the weather has helped this year, as the late spring in 2013 was a major problem for everyone, it is still apparent that the competition entries were better than ever. This must have been a real problem for our judges: Maureen and Fred Gillmore, and Les Starling. In some classes, it was necessary for the accolades to be shared: for instance, we had three equal first prizes for one class. “The competition would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors: Airbus in the UK, Clwyd Alun Housing Association, Grwp Cynefin, Lindop Bros, Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK Limited and Warwick Chemicals. “Thank you to them, and also to our judges for the time and knowledge which they contribute.” The prize winners are listed below. Section A – Best Kept Village /Community under 1000 population First prize: Llanfynydd £150 Second prize: Llanasa £100 Equal Third prize: Bretton Lane £ 50 Ysceifiog £ 50 Section B – Best Kept Village/Community over 1000 and below 5000 population Equal First Prize: Caerwys £150 Higher Kinnerton £150 Northop £150 Section C – Best Kept Town Centre (over 5000 population) First prize: Mold £150 Second prize: Holywell £100 Third prize Mynydd Isa £75 Section D – Best Kept Senior Citizen Estate First prize: Ochr y Bryn, Halkyn £100 Equal Second Prize: Bennetts Lane, Higher Kinnerton £50 Ffordd Gwynedd, Northop £50 Llys y Goron, Caerwys £50 Section E – Best Kept Community Garden/Wildlife area First prize: Bryn Gwalia Community Garden, £150 Mold Second prize: Bryn y Baal Quarry £100 Third prize: Friends of Pen y Maes Woods £75 Greenfield Photo caption: Councillor Glenys Diskin, Chair of Flintshire County Council with winners and sponsors.