Nettleham named best kept Lincolnshire village

Nettleham village, just north of Lincoln, has been crowned the county’s best kept village in an annual competition.

Lincolnshire’s Best Kept Villages & Small Towns is an annual competition to celebrate villages all around the county.

This year, Nettleham village came top of the Class III large villages category, with Washingborough coming in second place.

Other winners in different categories include Scothern, Caistor, Butterwick and Silk Willowby.

Nettleham has been successful in Class III for a number of years, winning the category 11 times, coming second five times and third twice.

West Lindsey District Council councillor for Nettleham Giles McNeil said: “Nettleham is a beautiful village thanks to the hard work of both Parish Council and local residents.

“Once again I am proud that we have won against stiff competition.”

The Best Kept Villages and Small Towns Competition started in 1962 by Lincolnshire Branch CPRE and Community Lincs.

It aims to encourage residents in those areas to “appreciate their surroundings and take pride in the communities in which they live”.