Time is running out for the villages and small towns that wish to enter the 2014 Buckinghamshire Best Kept Village competition, with the deadline for entries fast approaching.
The competition, which closes on April 30, is organised by the Bucks Best Kept Village Competition Committee and entrants are assessed on various features within their villages with categories covering playing fields, recreation grounds, village halls, war memorials, notice boards and areas around shops and pubs.
The judges are also looking for evidence of community effort.
Competition chairman, Richard Pushman said: “I want to encourage as many villages as possible to get involved in this competition.
“We’re not looking for ‘chocolate box’ villages so don’t be afraid to have a go.
“Entering the competition can be a very positive activity for a community because often villagers don’t realise just how well they are looking after their community assets and their environment until they enter the
“The closing date is approaching, but there is still plenty of time for villages to enter if they act now.”
Andrew Cronan, Head of Savills Beaconsfield Sales, said: “Community is central to our ethos at Savills and we are delighted to be able to support an initiative which has such a positive impact on the Buckinghamshire villages which we love and in which we all work and live.”
For further information regarding the Buckinghamshire Best Kept Village competition, and entry forms please contact the competition administrator by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning 07857 968448.
For general information about the Best Kept Village Competition visit www.bucksvoice.net/bestkeptvillage