Orwell claims village green prize

ORWELL has been awarded a regional category prize in the 2006-07 Calor Village of the Year for England competition. The village beat off seven others to be awarded the environment category prize after submitting a written entry and receiving a two-hour vi

ORWELL has been awarded a regional category prize in the 2006-07 Calor Village of the Year for England competition.

The village beat off seven others to be awarded the environment category prize after submitting a written entry and receiving a two-hour visit by competition judges.

Parish councillor Katie Reid put together Orwell's bid for the competition along with Marilyn Laughton.

She said: "We were pleased to win the environment category.


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"We showed the judges around the village so they could see what we already do for the environment."

Orwell representatives will be presented with a £500 prize and a certificate at an awards event to take place on September 4.

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Suzanne Weir, Calor Village of the Year manager, said: "The judges have seen some excellent examples of flourishing, vibrant and thriving village communities.

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