Kirton - simply the best
Kirton is the best kept large village in Lincolnshire... and that's official.
It was outright winner in the category for communities with a population of 2,501 to 7,000 in the competition organised by the Campaign to Protect Rural England. This year's entry was the highest ever in its 56-year history, with 111 towns and villages vying for the top titles.
A panel of judges visited Kirton to assess it against criteria which included overall appearance and condition, green spaces, public, private and business premises, religious buildings and memorials and overall community effort.
Chairman of CPRE Lincolnshire, Tim Machin, said "Standards this year were very high and winners have been validated against their largest-ever number of competitors. We are delighted to announce this year's worthy winners and it is great to see so many communities taking such pride in where they live."
Kirton Parish Council Chairman, Cllr David Danby, said: "Thanks go to all of our contractors - the contractor who watered the tubs all dry summer long, the contractors who planted the tubs and baskets around the village, the grass contractors - the residents and businesses who have put on fine displays, the village caretaker who keeps the village litter free and the Friday Group who tidy up everywhere they go."