Essex Village of the Year Competition
Sponsored by Essex & Suffolk Water, Inkpen Downie and supported by Essex Life
Essex Village of the Year 2017
In villages of all
sizes throughout Essex, local people are doing great things to
strengthen their communities. The purpose of our competition is to
celebrate and reward such efforts. This is an opportunity to tell us
about your community and how the people living and working there are
involved in community life.
We have made some
changes to the application format, with the aim of giving it a fresher
image, a clearer purpose and, very importantly, making it easier to
enter by reducing the paperwork!
How to Enter
competition is simple - submit a brief profile of what makes your
village special (in n more than 500 words). It is an opportunity for you
to tell us about the organisations, events and activities that
contribute most to community life where you live and or about any new
initiatives or future plans – perhaps you want to tell us about your
village hall or local clubs and groups, support to village youth teams
by local businesses, or community events, the choice is yours - whatever
you think makes your village special.
form can be completed by a member of the parish council, community
organisation, clerk or anyone you feel appropriate. There is no need to supply any additional information, documentation or photos.
Closing date for applications is: 7th April 2017
This is the only
competition of its kind in Essex that focuses on the whole community
rather than on the work of the Parish Council or one particular
organisation or amenity. We will be looking to reward villages of all
sizes that are doing most to enhance the quality of life for their
Should you have
any questions about any aspect of the entry requirements, please don’t
hesitate to contact Sara Ward at RCCE – firstname.lastname@example.org or