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Who Will be Named Dorset's Best Village?

Dorset Community Action


9:19am 27th September 2016

Dorset's Best Village will be formally identified tonight.

A Grand Awards evening, organised by Dorset Community Action (DCA) for the past 29 years is being held at Cerne Abbas Village Hall.

DCA's Competition Organiser Rita Burden says: "We are coming to the climax of the year with our historic 30th annual awards evening just days away. We are also appealing to anyone to donate a bottle of wine for the event just to make it a bit more special and any Best Kept Village  memorabilia from as far back as the 1980s when Dorset Community Action first organised the competition. This could take the form of a winner's certificate, village pictures or newspaper clippings."

Cash prizes, certificates and trophies  will go to a number of large and small "Best Villages" and hamlets along with four other section winners:- "The People's Project"; "Environmental Champions"; "Best Village Shop" and "Neighbourliness".

"This year we have been even more encouraged by the sense of community spirit engendered by the competition and the thrill everyone feels about reaching such an important milestone." Rita Burden added.



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