Howsham wins Best Kept

Howsham news EMN-141009-071620001
Howsham news EMN-141009-071620001

Howsham has taken the top spot in this year’s northern Lincolnshire Best Kept Village competition.

They will receive their prize at the presentation evening being held in the village hall on Monday, September 22, starting at 7.30pm.

“It’s a great credit to the energy and commitment of local residents that they have enhanced where they live to such a high standard,’ said David Rose, Chair of event organisers CPRE Northern Lincolnshire, of all the entrants, which had been a bumper amount this year.

“This doesn’t give the judges an easy job, making choosing winners very difficult but it is an enjoyable task. Each year the standard gets higher as more innovative and imaginative measures are used.

“We are extremely pleased at the efforts put in by local communities and praise them all for their efforts.”

Full results:

Past Winners Group

1st Redbourne; 2nd Scawby; 3rd Wrawby

Small Village Group

1st Howsham; 2nd Worlaby; 3rd Elsham

Large Village Group

1st Belton; 2nd Burton upon Stather; 3rd Hibaldstow

Small Town

1st Epworth; 2nd Barton upon Humber; 3rd Messingham

Best Kept Playground: Ealand

Best Kept Churchyard/Cemetery: Worlaby

Best Community Planting: Redbourne (Sponsored by Laburnum Nursery)

Best Kept War Memorial: 1st Immingham, Runner up: Waltham (Sponsored by Pooley’s Tearooms)