Wendover wins Best Kept Town Trophy

Wendover Parish Council is rightly proud to announce that Wendover has once again won the Michaelis Cup, a Trophy Awarded to the Best Kept (Small) Town in Buckinghamshire size 3,000+ residents.

Our town last won it in 2018, (see photo), but Wendover is a regular recipient. Thanks are due to the Parish Council Staff for their devolved work with grass cutting (while observing No Mow May as appropriate) and general tidiness. Thanks also go to residents who keep their gardens looking attractive. 

Visitors often comment to shopkeepers how much they enjoy coming to Wendover.

The Buckinghamshire Best Kept Village Competition was founded in 1957 as an initiative driven by Sir Francis Dashwood and the Local Councils’ Association. The competition’s objective is to encourage entrants to work together as a community, involving all age groups, to make villages and towns more attractive places, not only for residents but also for visitors. Due to Covid restrictions, the Competition could not run in 2020 and 2021 but was re-launched in 2022.

Bill Chapple, chairman of the Best Kept Village Competition, commented on the 2023 Competition, “The standard of entries was again very high and showed how much diverse community effort is put in to keep our villages and towns looking so nice. 

The winners will be presented with their trophies at ceremonies in the villages and town on Saturday 23 September.

He continued, “I would like to thank all our sponsors – Buckinghamshire Council, Milton Keynes Council, RT Machinery (Winchendon), CloudyIT (Buckingham), The Buckingham Designer and Motts Travel without whose support we wouldn’t be able to run the competition.