Roll up your sleeves as we have our Best Kept Village titles to defend - East Staffordshire's Best Kept Village 2017 (large village category) and 2017 winner of the Community Council of Staffordshire's Trophy, which stands proudly on the village green.
Judging starts on 1st May and we need to have Abbots Bromley sparkling by throughout the summer!
With other volunteers help with litter picking weed removal from kerbsides, sweeping up of leaf litter and debris, removal of branches from paths and grassy areas. Bring brushes, trowels, cloths and bucket, shears etc. and wear gloves.
If you can’t make these please get together as a family or with friends and do it on the best date and the best time for you.
Many thanks to the individuals, clubs and associations who are looking after their own part of Abbots Bromley, this summer:
We've a few areas left to look after, so please contact us if you can help:
As you walk around Abbots Bromley, take a look at the children's entries to the poetry and prose and the poster competitions.
Best Kept Village is an opportunity to shout about what a wonderful place Abbots Bromley is. Everyone can make a difference so please help out!
(Click on any of the images below (from 2017) to see a larger version)
The Best Kept Village (BKV) Competition is organised annually by the Community Council of Staffordshire. It aims to encourage community spirit throughout the year and to stimulate pride in villages. The competition is judged by independent volunteer judges who make unscheduled visits during the summer months and mark what they notice during these visits.
Judging normally takes place in the first week ofof May ,June and July.
The judges will develop an overall impression of the community spirit of the residents as they walk around the village, but mark on the following features: BKV Publicity and Awareness; Children’s Posters; Notice Boards; Local Information (including Recycling and Dog-fouling Awareness); Church/Chapel Surrounds; Communal Buildings; Public Houses; Bus Shelters, Seating Areas, Village Signs and Features; War Memorial; Large Public Open Spaces, Greens, Playing Fields, etc; Small Open Spaces; Private Gardens; Children’s Play Areas, Play Equipment and Safety Surfaces; Map; General Cleanliness and Community Effort (including Litter and Dog-fouling).
In 2017, we won the East Staffordshire's Best Kept Village 2017 (large village category) and 2017 winner of the Community Council of Staffordshire's Trophy. In 2016, we came second to Yoxall in the East Staffordshire District Large Village Category of the competition. In 2015 we came 2nd. In 2014 we came 1st.