Dorset Best Kept Village award 2018. Another celebration in West Parley

30 September 2018
Residents in West Parley are celebrating a further success in the Dorset Best Kept Village competition gaining a third place in the Large Village section against some strong competition.

volunteers and the best kept village award

The judges of the competition noted the effort made by the large number of village volunteers who maintain the road verges and public parks, who maintain the many roadside flower planters and litter pick in all weathers. Also noted were the efforts of the many residents who mow the verges outside their houses, the smartness of business premises and the All Saints Churchyard.

Volunteer Co-Ordinator John Dinsdale said ‘This is a stunning achievement reflecting all the hard work and commitment from the huge number of volunteers we have here who are so keen to help maintain and improve the village. A particular feature this year are the much improved roadside planters that have been a constant challenge to maintain in good condition in the hot weather this Summer’.