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Date: 28 July 2023


We are delighted to announce that the beautiful town of Wendover has emerged as the proud recipient of the prestigious Michaelis Cup in Buckinghamshire's Best Kept Village competition! With a population of over 3000+, Wendover has set an exemplary standard of excellence and beauty, making it a true gem in the heart of Buckinghamshire.


This remarkable achievement would not have been possible without the collective efforts of every resident, business owner, and the Estates and Grounds Team. Our heartfelt congratulations to everyone involved in making Wendover the best of the best!

The judging period ran from Thursday 1st June 2023 through to Friday 14th July 2023.  


Wendover was judged on: 


Provision, maintenance, and overall appearance of the following: -


  1. Cemetery, graveyard (separate or attached to a place of worship)

  2. Green, playing field, children’s play area, outdoor recreation facilities, designated nature conservation area 

  3. Floral Displays (hanging baskets, tubs, planters, flower beds etc.) 

  4. Community facilities (Village Hall, Community Centre, Church Hall)

  5. General environmental features (hedges, verges, ditches, pond, stream, pump etc.)

  6. Shops and pubs

  7. Bus stops, bus shelters, public seating, dog bins, notice boards, information signs

  8. War memorial (Please include a photograph if the memorial is inside a locked building)

  9. Quality of Competition entry - up to date and detailed map with features highlighted

  10. Evidence of community engagement (eg website, newsletter, magazine, posters and general community involvement in the Competition)

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