Village crowned best in the region

PUBLISHED: 10:49 22 September 2006 | UPDATED: 12:02 04 May 2010

SUTTON has scooped an award for the best village in the region by judges at the Village of the Year best of the best competition. The village was entered alongside 36 others in Calor s Village of the Year 10th anniversary competition, which saw all the

SUTTON has scooped an award for the best village in the region by judges at the Village of the Year "best of the best" competition.

The village was entered alongside 36 others in Calor's Village of the Year 10th anniversary competition, which saw all the previous winners compete for the number one spot. The hard work of the people of Sutton was rewarded with one of only seven places in the final heat, and the village was named the best regional entry by the judges.

Parish council chairman Jean Harnwell said: "We were disappointed that we didn't win the big one, but we were regional winners. We were delighted, and it wouldn't have happened without all the village organisations and businesses - it really was a community achievement."

Parish clerk Rosie Seymour and council vice-chairman Ian Dewer were presented with a plaque and £1,000 prize money from television presenter Phillip Schofield at a ceremony held at a Park Lane hotel in London.

The plaque is now proudly displayed in the village butcher's shop, and a large outdoor plaque will be displayed outside the shop to commemorate the village's achievement.

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