In a competition jointly sponsored by Calor Gas and The Daily Telegraph, Galleywood has been awarded a certificate as Runner-Up as the Best Kept Village in the Essex Category. Chairman Ted Hawkins praised litter collector Ron Doubleday, Keene Hall caretaker Don Gibson, groundsman Denis Andrews, John Brockman who cleans the bus shelters and Norman Bayes for the pump and flowers at Pipers Tye. The winner was Theydon Bois.
Best Kept Village Runner Up
- Category: 1997