Business owners: is your village the best in the country?
18th April 2017
Businesses are being encouraged to help their village win £10,000 in a national TV competition.
Cotswold District Council is alerting business owners and residents that Channel 4 has launched a nationwide hunt for the Village of the Year 2017 and will be awarding £10,000 to the winner.
Anyone living in a village, commonly defined as being larger than a hamlet and smaller than a town, can nominate their neighbourhood as a contender by visiting the Village of the Year website and following a simple application process.
The deadline for nominations is midnight on 14 May.
A panel of judges, led by Penelope Keith, will draw up a shortlist of nominees and then visit and film the villages to determine the winner.
The £10,000 prize should be used in a way that would benefit the village.
Judges will be paying particular regard to:
Appearance: how is the look of your village celebrated and enhanced by its residents?
History and Heritage: how is your village's history remembered?
Village events: what regular events bring residents together?
Village activities: what is on offer in your community?
Visitor experience: how well does the village cater for visitors?
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