If community pride is judged by results then the residents of the small towns and villages of northern Lincolnshire are well and truly proud of where they live.
This is the conclusion of the judges in this year’s CPRE Best Kept Village competition, who have given higher marks than ever.
“It’s brilliant to see how much time and energy has gone into making northern Lincolnshire a lovely place to live,” said David Rose, Chair of CPRE Northern Lincolnshire.
“The judges continue to have a hard time deciding the winners in each of the categories and want to point out in some cases choosing just one winner was almost an impossible task.
They commend the high standards and point out that more innovative and imaginative measures may be needed to win in next year’s competition
“We are extremely pleased at the efforts put in by local communities and praise them all for their efforts,” added David.
Redbourne came first in the Past Winners Group, with Immingham and Irby upon Humber in equal second and Elsham third.
Small Village Group winner was Appleby, with Althorpe second and Saxby All Saints third.
Wrawby took the Large Village Winner title, with Burton upon Stather and Haxey third.
Kirton in Lindsey was named Best Small Town, Winterton second and Broughton third.
Other wins were: Best Kept Playground - Haxey, Best Kept Churchyard/Cemetery - Immingham Cemetery, Best Community Planting - Scawby; Best Kept War Memorial - 1 Crowle, 2 Kirton in Lindsey.
The presentations will take place on September 23, in Appleby Village Hall at 7.30pm.