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Press release: July 2015
The winning villages in the 2015 Buckinghamshire Best Kept Village Competition are revealed.
The winners are –

Stoke Goldington – Gurney Cup (for villages with a population up to 500)
Joint Runners-up – Little Marlow & Little Missenden

Cuddington – Morris Cup (villages with a population 500-1500)
Runner-up – Castlethorpe

Stewkley – DeFraine Cup (population 1500 – 3000)
Runner-up – Pitstone

Marlow – Michaelis Cup (small towns)
Runner-up – Amersham Old Town

Haddenham – Pushman Cup (large villages with a population over 3000)
Joint runners-up – Chalfont St Giles & Gerrards Cross

Chalfont St Peter – Tindall Cup (2014 cup winners)
Runner–up – Hedgerley

Marlow- Sword of Excellence (for the winner with the highest marks)

Amersham Old Town – Dashwood Trophy (for the best runner-up)

The village of Cuddington also has the added honour of being selected for the Savills’ sponsored Community

Competition chairman, Richard Pushman commented: “There was a record number of entries this year,
standards were high in all the competing villages and I congratulate all our winners and runners-up. The judges
were very impressed with the general upkeep and absence of litter. Almost all the entries displayed much
evidence of good community spirit with numerous activities and community enterprise. Cuddington is a
worthy winner of the Community Award. In particular, The Cuddington Picture House, run by volunteers, is an
ambitious community project which has been a great success. Oving too deserves congratulations. Although
not a Best Kept Village winner, Oving’s new village hall has been a tremendous achievement for the village.”

The competition is organised by the Bucks Best Kept Village Competition Committee with sponsorship
provided by Bucks County Council, Milton Keynes Council, the District Councils from Aylesbury Vale, Chiltern,
South Bucks and Wycombe and Motts Coaches. International real estate adviser Savills sponsors the
competition’s Community Award. Entrants were 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 were also looking for evidence of community effort.

Andrew Cronan, Head of Savills Beaconsfield Sales, comments: “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 please contact the
competition administrator by email at bkvbucks@gmail.com or by telephoning 07857 968448.
For general information about the Best Kept Village Competition visit www.bucksvoice.net/bestkeptvillage


Notes to Editors:
The Buckinghamshire Best Kept Village Competition is run independently by a committee on a not-for-profit
basis. The competition has been in existence for 58 years.
Savills plc is a global real estate services provider listed on the London Stock Exchange. Savills has an
international network of more than 500 offices and associates across 45 countries throughout the Americas,
the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, offering a broad range of specialist advisory,
management and transactional services to clients all over the world. www.savills.co.uk or www.savills.com

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