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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 2018 Village of the Year Competition is now open.  Entries are free and will need to be submitted by 31st July 2018.   They can be submitted by any village organisation.   More details may be requested from Sue.Ramage@eastleigh.gov.uk

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:

  • Best Parish Council Community Engagement Project
  • Best Open Spaces and Recreational Project
  • The Pub as a Community Hub or other economic-related project
  • Best Village Feature

How to Enter:

  • Supply a narrative on each of the categories outlining how your village is special.  Photos and other attachments or enclosures are welcome.  
  • Include your full contact details and the details of the nominated organisation within your village.
  • Send your submission to hampshirealc@eastleigh.gov.uk or to sue.ramage@eastleigh.gov.uk
  • If you require further information please call us on 02830 668061.

Full Competition Winners List - 2017


Best Village Feature

 

Winner

Liss (The Triangle Community Centre) - Certificate & Cheque for £100

Runner-Up

North Waltham (The Pond) - Certificate

Highly Commended

Denmead (Finial Rings) - Certificate


Community Engagement

 

Winner

Liss - Certificate & Cheque for£100

Runner-Up

North Waltham - Certificate

Highly Commended

Bembridge, IoW - Certificate


Best Pub as Community Hub

 

Winner

Miners Arms, Funtley - Certificate

Runner-Up

The Fox, North Waltham - Certificate


Highways & Footpaths

 

Winner

Bembridge, IoW - Certificate & Cheque for £100

Runner-Up

Denmead - Certificate

Special Awards

Inspirational Individuals

 

Winner

Hannah Cooper, Year 6 leaver, North Waltham

Winner

Jeff Maidment, Head Teacher, North Waltham

Winner

Andy Keegan, Miners Arms, Funtley

Winner

Emma Goldring, Bembridge IoW

Inspiring Places

Old Barn Store, North Waltham and Youth Drop-in Centre, Liss - Certificates, Bottle of Champagne & Child Voucher


Best Small Village

 

Winner

North Waltham - Certificate & Cheque for £100

Runner-Up

Funtley - Certificate

Excellence in Localism Awards

Denmead, Bembridge & Liss for all their work on Neighbourhood Plans - Certificates

Liss, Luncheon Club - Certificate

'Champion of Champion' Award

North Waltham - Glass Trophy & Certificate

Village of the Year Final

Winner

Liss, East Hampshire - Plaque, Certificate, Cheque for £500 & Flowers

Runner-Up

North Waltham, Basingstoke - Certificate, Flowers

Third

Bembridge, IoW - Certificate