Search for village of the year draws near

PUBLISHED: 13:15 26 January 2006 | UPDATED: 11:28 04 May 2010

THE search for the CALOR Village of the Year 2006 will start in Cambridgeshire next month. The competition looks at a number of key categories covering village life in the 21st century - Building Community Life, Business, Young People, Older People, Envir

THE search for the CALOR Village of the Year 2006 will start in Cambridgeshire next month. The competition looks at a number of key categories covering village life in the 21st century - Building Community Life, Business, Young People, Older People, Environment and Information Communication Technology, with winners in each category.

Last years winners, Dullingham, went on to win the DEFRA Building Community Life award for the Eastern Counties and Home Counties Region. Anthea Davidson of the Dullingham Parish Plan Group said: "Entering the competition has increased confidence in ourselves as a community and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience of entering the national competition - we got a lot out of it".

The competition in this county is organised by Cllr Hazel Williams, deputy chairman of Cambridgeshire ACRE. The winning village will be invited to represent Cambridgeshire and Peterborough in the national competition with a possible prize of more that £8000.

Representatives from villages thinking of entering the competition are invited to an informal session at the Over Community Centre on February 7 at 6.15pm. They will be able to find out what the competition involves, hear the benefits gained from previous participants and raise questions with the judges and stewards about what happens in the course of the competition and the rewards at stake.

INFO: To book a place or for more information, contact Julie Weekes at Cambridgeshire ACRE on 1353 860850 or e-mail julie.weekes @cambsacre.org.uk

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