Abbots Bromley Best Kept Village

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 2018) to see a larger version

For more information about Best Kept Village 2018 competition please contact Cllr Adela Appleby by email at or visit the Abbots Bromley Best Kept Village Facebook page.

What is Best Kept Village?

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.

What is Abbots Bromley's record?

In 2018 and 2017, we won the East Staffordshire's Best Kept Village 2017 (large village category) and 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.


What is judged in Best Kept Village?

Judging normally takes place in the first week of 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).