East Keal awarded competition prize

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EAST KEAL was one of the select few Lincolnshire towns and villages to have triumphed in a fiercely fought competition recognising communities which take pride in their surroundings.

Judges awarded third place to East Keal in the small village category of the 50th annual County’s Best Kept Villages and Small Towns competition.

The competition was organised in partnership between Community Lincs, the Campaign to Protect Rural England and local authorities and was entered by 128 communities from across Lincolnshire.

County organiser Teresa Palmer said: “It was a delight to see so many villages enter this year that have not entered for some time.

“We were keen to celebrate the 50th anniversary and recognise all the hard work contributed by hundreds of volunteers of the years in preparing their communities together with the work of the judges.”