The Best Kept Village competition in Staffordshire is organised by the Community
Council of Staffordshire. Categories judged include General Cleanliness, Public
Open Spaces, Play Areas and Communal Buildings.
Haughton’s young people are involved with the BKV and Britain in Bloom initiatives.
Haughton Brownie Pack has contributed by creating an attractive red, white and blue
floral dinghy planter to celebrate Olympic boat races and Haughton Sunday School
used the churchyard wildlife area as a resource for inspiring seed planting and pot
painting as part of their New life project.
On Monday 6th August the BKV Awards were presented at Weston Village Hall. Haughton
once again collected awards as Best Large Village in Stafford District and Best Large
Village in Staffordshire, as well as sharing the award for Best Village (Large or
Small) in Stafford District with our neighbours, Derrington.
Congratulations to BKV Co-ordinator Maxine Hutt and her team of volunteers and to
everyone in the village who picked up litter, planted flowers, mowed grass, swept
gutters, cleaned bus shelters, gathered twigs, trimmed lawn edges, gardened, tidied
the churchyard and did many other tasks that helped Haughton retain these prestigious
The Presentation Evening (including the results of the Best Kept Garden Competition)
was held in the Village Hall on Friday 10th August.