Village of the Year 2018 is finally here!


sponsored by Fuller’s Brewery

Celebrating our Communities


To:              Hampshire and IOW Press Contacts, Councils and Partners

From:         Hampshire Association of Local Councils

Release:    Immediate

Date:         14th May 2018


Hampshire and the Isle of Wight’s longstanding and successful Village of the Year competition for 2018, launch on Monday 14th April. 

Entries are warmly invited from any parish council, community group or group of individuals representing their community to take on the current holders of Village of the Year, Liss.  The 2018 Prize Giving will take place in Liss on 25th September 2018.

Entries are free and will need to be submitted by Tuesday 31st July.  They can be submitted by any village organisation.  Full details on entering will be available on the Village of the Year page at, but simply you just submit a narrative with appropriate photographs and your contact details to to be considered as a Finalist.  Finalists are then visited for two hours by the Judges, before final marking.

As well as judging for the overall Village of the Year, Best Small Village and Inspirational Individual, the following categories will be considered in the marking schedule:

  1. Best Parish Council Community Engagement Project
  2. Best Open Spaces and Recreational Project
  3. The Pub as a Community Hub or other economic-related project
  4. Best Village Feature

Our generous sponsors Fuller’s Brewery will be especially pleased to note pubs being social hubs in villages and displaying strong community links. 

Judging for Finalists will take place in respective villages during August.

County Organiser since 2006 Steven Lugg said, “Hampshire and the Island both have a fine tradition in this competition, and the Hampshire Association of Local Councils is pleased to continue supporting it.  The Competition supports communities coming together and celebrating the many positive aspects of local life that we all enjoy.” 


Contact: Sue Ramage for more information:



  • The Hampshire Association of Local Councils is a not for profit body supporting parish and town councils in leading and representing their communities.

-     Fuller, Smith & Turner P.L.C. is the London-based brewer of many of the UK's best-known ales, including London Pride, the UK's No.1 Premium Ale. Fuller's also owns and operates over 350 pubs across the south of England, including many in Hampshire.



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