Best Kept Communities 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
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
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
Second prize: Bryn y Baal Quarry £100
Third prize: Friends of Pen y Maes Woods £75
Photo caption: Councillor Glenys Diskin, Chair of Flintshire County Council
with winners and sponsors.