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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.

2019 competition

This year's competition is now open for entries. 

Applications can be made by filling in the application form Icon for pdf Chester's Best Competition Entry Form (PDF, 323.9kb) . Alternatively, paper entry forms are also available to collect from:

the One Point Hub
Burns Green

Closing date for entries is Sunday 30 June 2019.

Judging will take place in July.


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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