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Hertfordshire villages get winning results

PUBLISHED: 18:17 09 July 2010 | UPDATED: 17:31 20 February 2013

Villagers across Hertfordshire have been celebrating after the announcement of the results of the annual Village of the Year competition.

Villagers across Hertfordshire have been celebrating after the announcement of the results of the annual Village of the Year competition.


A packed County Suite at County Hall received the long-awaited results of the competition organised by CPRE Hertfordshire and sponsored by Hertfordshire Community Foundation.


Cottered, Ashwell and Redbourn have celebrated area wins with Ashwell also chosen as the overall winner.


Judge Tom Davidson said, Judging the competition was more difficult than ever this year. There is a wealth of talent, enterprise and innovative thinking in our villages, which is translated into achievements through the commitment and hard work of the villagers.


Presentation ceremonies, and the unveiling of the prestigious Village of the Year Trophies, will take place on Saturday 24 July in the three major prize-winning villages of Cottered,


Village of the Year East, Ashwell, Village of the Year North and Redbourn, Village of the Year West.



THE RESULTS IN FULL


Environment Category: Lemsford


Business Category: Knebworth


People Category: Woolmer Green


Communications Category: Hunsdon


Small Village of the Year: Lemsford


Village of the Year East: Cottered


Village of the Year North: Ashwell


Village of the Year West: Redbourn


Overall Winner of the title Hertfordshire Village of the Year 2010: Ashwell


Peterkin Award: Robin Wordsworth of Knebworth


Dorothy Abel Smith Young People's Award: Lewis Harris of Cottered


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