Offwell is in the last six

PUBLISHED: 16:17 12 August 2008 | UPDATED: 22:09 15 June 2010

OFFWELL has been shortlisted for the 2008 Calor Devon Village of the Year competition. Selected from 15 entries, the village will compete against North Tawton, Hemyock, Kentisbeare, Lympstone and Kingston for the coveted prize. Sponsored by Calor, the UK'

OFFWELL has been shortlisted for the 2008 Calor Devon Village of the Year competition.Selected from 15 entries, the village will compete against North Tawton, Hemyock, Kentisbeare, Lympstone and Kingston for the coveted prize.Sponsored by Calor, the UK's leading supplier of liquified petroleum gas, and organised locally by the Community Council of Devon (CCD), judging will take place this month.Competition organiser on behalf of CCD, David Kinross, said: "First indications are that we have some very strong contenders competing this year, including villages that have entered for a second or third time."Whether they go on to win prizes or not, they've all done very well and I would like to thank the communities for their hard work and commitment in putting together their entries."The competition judges communities on all aspects of village life and the full results will be revealed at CCD's annual Rural Communities Conference taking place on October 22.Devon's Lord Lieutenant Eric Dancer will present the awards at Bridestowe Village Hall in West Devon.l Later in the year, one of the winning villages from Devon will be nominated to go forward and represent the county in the Calor Village of the Year for England.This will give the village the opportunity to gain recognition at national level as well as a share of a prize fund totalling more than £40,000.

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