The Dorset Best Kept Village Competitions 2016

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Has Broadwindsor got what it takes to win the Dorset Best Village Competition 2016?

Any village voluntary group can enter such as the church, village hall, youth club, playgroup, WI, scouts, lunch club, litter group, parish council / meeting etc.

Entry froms and information for the 2016 Dorset Best Village Competitions including – a People’s Project Award, an Environmental Champions, a Best Village Shop Award and Neighbourliness Award – are downloadable from Dorset Community Action’s website.

You can enter as many categories as you like – even if you enter just one category – DCA will be pleased to receive it.

In 2015, Magna Housing, the main sponsor gave out more than £2,000 in prize money to the winners. In addition to these cash prizes Dorset County Council and East, North, West and Purbeck District Councils, with the Dorset Echo, Dorset Magazine, the Blackmore Vale Magazine and the CPRE gave special prizes.

Rita Burden, volunteer competition organiser said: “Many who enter the competition are motivated into actively looking after their local environment and proud that their efforts are being recognised.

“We hope you will feel that the challenges we meet today with the loss of local services offer a further opportunity to showcase villages which incorporate ideas that support recycling, energy saving and community transport facilities, etc. We know many communities are already being creative and putting sustainable ideas into practice.

Please enter the competition and win the recognition you deserve.”

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