Council honours best kept villages

PUBLISHED: 12:36 16 December 2008 | UPDATED: 22:46 15 June 2010

EAST Devon District Council has marked the success of local communities in this year's Best Kept Village contest.

EAST Devon District Council has marked the success of local communities in this year's Best Kept Village contest.The annual competition is organised by the Devon branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England and sponsored by Mole Valley Farmers.The aim of the contest is to encourage villages to harness their sense of community so that villages are kept clean, are well cared for and environmentally friendly.The district council recognised the success of local villages in the competition during an awards ceremony.Kilmington, runner-up in the large village category, received a certificate.Hawchurch was presented with the Glanvill Cup after it scored the highest number of points, after top winners Offwell and Dalwood, in the small villages category.Offwell and Dalwood were both presented with certificates, in recognition of their success in the past winners and small villages categories.County-wide, 61 villages were judged in three rounds during May and June, with a final round in August.


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