The annual Essex Life Community Magazine Awards competition is organised by RCCE with backing from Essex Life, the Diocese of Chelmsford and Newport News, the eye-catching magazine from Newport, near Saffron Walden which has done much over the years to encourage other villages to follow its example.

The Thaxted Bulletin beat off strong competition from the runner-up, ‘AMBO of Radwinter and The Sampfords’, and ‘Galleywood’ from Chelmsford picked up 3rd prize. There was also Highly Commended awards for Broomfield and Writtle.  Merit awards for the magazines from Arkesden, Great Horkesley, Ongar and Stebbing.

The Winners received their awards at a reception held at the Greyfriars Hotel in Colchester.

The RCCE competition is designed exclusively for magazines edited and put together by volunteers and this year attracted more than 40 entries. Commenting on the competition, RCCE Executive Director, Nick Shuttleworth said; “To judge from the entries received this year these dedicated volunteers are doing more than ever to keep local people informed and aware of what’s happening in their area. Community magazines appear to be more popular than ever.”

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