Best Kept Village

Coed-y-Paen won the Best Kept Village competition (for Gwent villages under 200 inhabitants) in 2013 and 2014. ?The competition is sponsored by the Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations and encourages communities to display a sense of Civic Pride.

Carolyn Seymour and Jan Hargreaves at the 2013 Prizegiving

Carolyn Seymour and Jan Hargreaves at the 2013 Prizegiving

In 2014 the?judges particularly liked the telephone box library, the neat and tidy pub and gardens and the well maintained churchyard. ?In 2013, The Carpenters Arms also won the award for the Best Village Pub.