The New Northamptonshire Village Awards 2019 - now in association with CPRE

Building on the success of the Best Village competition, we are inviting you to enter your village for the Northamptonshire Village Awards, now sponsored by CPRE Northamptonshire. It is a new scheme to encourage initiatives by the village community and the provision of facilities for all the population. It recognises the importance of community involvement as well as the care for the natural and built environment, which creates not just an attractive village but a vibrant community. The Judges will be looking for villages that can demonstrate enterprise, initiative and community spirit in how the village cares for all its inhabitants and how the village is looked after, as well as the involvement of local businesses and the welcome given to visitors. They want to know about the past, the present and the future.

We have listened to your comments and have greatly simplified the application process. As a result we hope that many more villages will enter. We have found that the most successful villages in the competition have a group working together on their application rather than just one individual.

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Please note that the closing date is 18 April 2019