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Village of the Year | HALC

Village of the Year

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Village of the Year kindly sponsored by Fuller’s Brewery

The 'Village of the Year (VOY) is a long established competition supporting, encouraging and celebrating our rural communities. Village communities are self-defining; if the community considers it lives in a village, it is eligible to enter VOY. Previous winners include Liss (East Hampshire), Lyndhurst (New Forest) 2016,  Joint Winners of 2015 Bembridge (Isle of Wight) and Enham Alamein (Test Valley),  Bembridge (Isle of Wight) 2014, Bentworth (East Hampshire) 2013, Vernham Dean (Test Valley) 2012, Bishops Sutton (Winchester) 2011 and North Waltham (Basingstoke and Deane) 2010.

**THE RESULTS ARE IN**

 

Hampshire Association of Local Councils is pleased to announce the 2018 winner of the FULLER’S Village of the Year is:

CHANDLER’S FORD

In just over eight years, Chandler’s Ford has transformed significantly. The parish council formed in 2010 has successfully taken on assets from the principal council. It redeveloped and extended Fryern Pavilion which now forms the heart of the village. 

It took in-house the grounds maintenance service; made real and visible improvements in play area provision and equipment; is a key player in running and co-ordinating large and varied community events and is currently leading the £1.5-£1.8m Hiltingbury Pavilion extension and refurbishment project. 

HALC therefore felt that Chandler’s Ford has done a lot in a very short space of time.  The make-up of Chandler’s Ford, as a parish, is not straightforward in that it comprises three main areas (or villages within the parish) but the Council has ensured an inclusive feel, ensuring that no area is overlooked as it continues to move forward and as community identity is strengthened.

Many congratulations! 

Runners Up:    Four Marks

Third place:     Swanmore

Congratulations also go to all our winners across the full range of categories. 

Full Competition Winners List - 2018

 


Best Community Initiative

   

Winner

Wellow (Cricket Pavilion) - Certificate & Cheque for £100

 

Runner-Up

Swanmore (New Road playing field project)  - Certificate 

 

Highly Commended 

Four Marks (Open spaces and recreation area) - Certificate 

 


Best Community Event

   

Winner

Hound (Christmas parade) - Certificate and Cheque for £100

 

Runner-Up

Chandler's Ford (Fryern Funtasi)  - Certificate

 

Highly Commended

Funtley (Funtley Fete) - Certificate

 


Best Youth Facility

   

Winner

Swanmore (New Road playing field project) - Certificate and Cheque for £100

 

Runner-Up

Wellow (Cricket Pavilion / youth team events) - Certificate

 


Best Community Leader

   

Winner

Wellow (progressing the Cricket Pavilion) - Certificate & Cheque for £100

 

Runner-Up

Funtley (Village society activities and engagement) - Certificate

 

Best Open Spaces

   
Winner  Four Marks (Signage) - Certificate and Cheque for £100  
Runner-Up Chandler's Ford (Fryern and Hiltingbury Rec) - Certificate   

Special Awards

 

Inspirational Individuals

   

Winner

Mike Hughes, Chandler's Ford 

 

Winner

Gaye Chesterton-Kay, Wellow

 

Winner

Ruth Saunders, Funtley 

 

Winner

Sue Jones, Wellow 

 

Inspiring Places

 

Winner - Enham Alamein : Work of the trust and village links - Certificate and £100 Cheque

Runner Up - Four Marks : Open spaces and recreation area - Certificate 

 


Best Small Village

   

Winner

Funtley - Certificate & Cheque for £100

 

Runner-Up

Kingsclere - Certificate

 

Excellence in Localism Awards

 

Kingsclere, Community library and Neighbourhood Plan - Certificate and Cheque for £100

 

Chandler's Ford, Asset management - Certificate

 

Village of the Year Final

 

Winner

Chandler's Ford, Eastleigh - Plaque, Certificate, Cheque for £500 & Flowers

 

Runner-Up

Four Marks, East Hampshire - Certificate, Flowers

 

Third

Swanmore, Winchester - Certificate