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Braughing named Village of the Year 2012

PUBLISHED: 16:46 29 June 2012 | UPDATED: 21:33 20 February 2013

Braughing named Village of the Year 2012

Braughing named Village of the Year 2012

Braughing scooped the top slot to be named CPRE Hertfordshire's Village of the Year at an awards ceremony last night.

Braughing scooped the top slot to be named CPRE Hertfordshire's Village of the Year at an awards ceremony last night.


Guests packed County Suite at County Hall in Hertford received the long-awaited results of the annual competition, organised by CPRE Hertfordshire.


The competition is sponsored by Hertfordshire Community Foundation, in association with Hertfordshire County Council, Hertfordshire Life and the Hertfordshire Mercury. The Awards Evening was hosted by the Vice Chairman of Hertfordshire County Council, Cllr Dave Hewitt.


Judge Tom Davidson said, This year we welcomed old friends, new friends and some we had not seen for a while. As always, the judges received a warm welcome everywhere they went. We often say that we have difficulty in deciding who gets the prizes and I remember thinking on the first day of judging that each village was a prize winner. The hospitality was terrific and I am amazed at the diversity of the villages. Each one has its own character.


Presentation ceremonies, and the unveiling of the prestigious Village of the Year Trophies, will take place on Saturday July 21 in the three major prize-winning villages of Braughing, Pirton, and Kings Langley.


The winners of the annual Village of the Year children's poster competition also received their awards at last nights ceremony.



THE RESULTS


Entries received from Birch Green, Braughing, Cottered, Hormead Parish, Ickleford, Kings Langley, Much Hadham, Redbourn, Pirton, Standon & Puckeridge, Wheathampstead


Environment Category Winner: Ickleford


The Environment Category Winner receives a Nazeing Glass Rosebowl for one year, CPRE Hertfordshire Plaque and a cheque for 150



Community Category Winner: Wheathampstead


The Community Category Winner receives a CPRE Hertfordshire Plaque and a cheque for 150



Small Village of the Year: Birch Green


The Small Village of the Year receives a Hertfordshire Mercury Rosebowl for one year, CPRE Hertfordshire Plaque and a 200 cheque.



Village of the Year East: Braughing


The Village of the Year East receives a CPRE Hertfordshire Plaque, 250 cheque donated by the Hertfordshire Mercury and a Village of the Year East Trophy to be held for one year



Village of the Year North: Pirton


The Village of the Year North receives a CPRE Hertfordshire Plaque, 250 cheque and a Village of the Year North Trophy to be held for one year



Village of the Year West: Kings Langley


The Village of the Year West receives a CPRE Hertfordshire Plaque, 250 cheque and a Village of the Year West Trophy to be held for one year.



Overall Winner of the title CPRE Hertfordshire Village of the Year 2012: Braughing


The overall CPRE Hertfordshire Village of the Year 2012 Winner receives a cheque for 250



Judges Special Commendations


Environment Category: Standon & Puckeridge


Community Category:Much Hadham


Judges Special Award: Hormead Parish


Peterkin Award: Neville Chuck of Cottered


Dorothy Abel Smith Young People's Award: Felix Shaw of Cottered


Dorothy Abel Smith Special Award: Hannah Berry of Redbourn

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