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Chester's Best competition

'Chester's Best' is a free environmental competition open to residents and organisations in Chester-le-Street and surrounding villages. The aim is to create and celebrate a more attractive environment in which we can all live, visit or work.

2020 competition

Details of the 2020 competition and how you can apply are coming soon. This year's contest will be open for applications later in the Spring at which point you can enter by filling in the application form Icon for pdf Chester's Best Competition Entry Form (PDF, 323.9kb) . Alternatively, paper entry forms will also be available to collect from:

One Point Hub
Burns Green

Judging will take place in July 2021.


Winners will be presented at a ceremony later in the year.


Even if you don't have a garden you can still enter your plant pots, containers, window boxes or hanging baskets as long as they are viewable from a public footpath or highway. 

You can enter in the following categories: 

  1. Business frontage/floral display
  2. Community Space Improvement (by group or individual)
  3. Residential garden
  4. Allotment / kitchen garden
  5. School, nursery or young peoples' club garden or group project

For more information about environmental schemes and campaigns, please see our Civic Pride Team page .

Contact us
Civic Pride
03000 26 0000
Our address is:
  • Durham County Council
  • Chilton Industrial Estate
  • Chilton
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DL17 0SD
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