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Buckinghamshire’s Best Kept Villages

Buckinghamshire Best Kept Village 2019 Competition Results

The Gurney Cup (villages with a population of 500 and under):

  • Winner: Aston Abbotts
  • Runner-up: Fulmer

The Morris Cup (villages with a population of 500-1500):

  • Winner: Hedgerley
  • Runner-up: Chearsley and Cuddington (joint runners-up)

The DeFraine Cup (villages with a population of 1501 – 3000):

  • Winner: Stewkley
  • Runner-up: Steeple Claydon

The Pushman Cup (villages with a population over 3000):

  • Winner: Burnham
  • Runner-up: Chalfont St Peter

The Michaelis Cup (small towns):

  • Winner: Winslow
  • Runner-up: Olney

The Tindall Cup:

  • Winner: Chalfont St Giles
  • Runner-up: Wendover

Sword of Excellence:

  • Best Overall Winner Winslow

The Dashwood Trophy:

  • Best Runner-up Chearsley

The Community Award:

  • Downley

Bill Chapple, Chairman of the Best Kept Village Competition, said: “Our popular Best Kept Village Competition highlights the great community activity that goes on in our lovely Buckinghamshire villages and towns.

“The Best Kept Village competition is not just for ‘pretty’ villages and towns – we want to see communities where everyone makes an effort to keep their surroundings well maintained. Judging is not just about the high streets but also the other areas in the village or town to emphasise all the community’s contributions.”

Burnham was awarded the Pushman Cup for the best kept village. They won with a score of 88/100 and were judged on a number of features owned and run by the Parish Council, including its parks, playgrounds, village green, playing fields, floral displays, village hall, war memorial, as well as the general appearance.

Parish Clerk, Sheridan Jacklin-Edward, said: “We were thrilled to receive the award, and its testament to all the hard work of the Council, both councillors and staff, especially the Deputy Clerk, Tabish Wazir, and our groundsmen, Jim Wotherspoon, Tim Garrett, and Tom Shakespeare, who’ve worked so hard to keep our parks, playgrounds, and other facilities looking so good.”

The competition is sponsored by George Browns and Buckinghamshire County Council.

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Here at hiya bucks we go on regular walks exploring the local towns, villages, public footpaths, gardens, rivers, lakes and more! We love getting out and about discovering new places to visit and we thoroughly enjoy going to local events and getting involved with the community. We hope to inspire others to step out of their daily routines and see more of our Beautiful Buckinghamshire.