Tetney’s ‘best kept’ success showcases East Lindsey

SUCCESS for East Lindsey towns and villages in Lincolnshire’s ‘best kept’ awards show why East Lindsey is such a great place to live, work and visit, according to East Lindsey District Councillor Tony Bridges.

Tetney scooped first prize in the medium-sized village category while, in the category for past winners, North Thoresby was runner up.

This year has seen the 50th Anniversary of the County’s Best Kept Villages and Small Towns competition with 128 communities from all districts across the county entering and competition was fierce.

The competition has grown over the years to now represent communities in five categories based on population size. It encourages communities to take pride in their surroundings and work together to raise local environmental standards. Communities are judged on factors such as Green Spaces, Community Buildings and Good Environmental Practice.

Coun Bridges, ELDC’s portfolio holder for the environment said: “The way an area looks is so important for local people but also for tourism. I am delighted that East Lindsey has done so well in the 2012 Best Kept Villages and Small Towns Competition, particularly as this is the 50th year.

“Communities take so much pride in their local area and East Lindsey’s success is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of those involved.

“A real achievement that demonstrates why our district is such a great place to live, work and visit.”

The competition is run by Community Lincs in partnership with CPRE and sponsorship from the county and district councils, with continued support from Pennells Garden Centres. County Organiser, Teresa Palmer said: ‘’It was a delight to see so many villages enter this year that have not entered for some time.

“We were keen to celebrate the 50th anniversary and recognise all the hard work contributed by hundreds of volunteers over the years in preparing their communities together with the work of the judges.

“Lincolnshire has some of the most proactive community members in the country, with some of the best environments to live in”.