COMMUNITY-spirited residents of Kingsley Holt are celebrating a major win this week, after bagging first place for the 'small village' category of the annual Best Kept Village Competition.
The villagers have bagged the award within the competition for Staffordshire Moorlands and East Staffordshire Area, competing for a trophy sponsored by Lafarge Cement and The Community Council of Staffordshire.
This year’s results were announced by John Perry, MBE, chairman of the Best Kept Village (BKV) Working Group at Gnosall Memorial Hall on Monday, August 6.
Following tradition, a large audience attended the presentation evening, including civic dignitaries, sponsors, judges and representatives from many of the villages which took part in this year’s competition.
BKV co-ordinator for Kingsley Holt, John Brammer, received the award on behalf of the group.
He said: “This has been won due to a great community effort.
“We have had weekly working groups through the spring and summer, helping to cut hedges, clear paths, maintain the children’s playground and general litter picking.
“So I’d like to say thank you to you all, everyone who has been involved so far.”
A number of residents have also ‘adopted’ flower tubs, making their own displays and watering planters around the village.
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