Could yours be 2012 Suffolk Village of the Year?

PUBLISHED: 00:16 19 March 2012 | UPDATED: 21:10 20 February 2013

Could yours be 2012 Suffolk Village of the Year?

Could yours be 2012 Suffolk Village of the Year?

Why not enter your village for this prestigious title?

Why not enter your village for this prestigious title?

The 2012 Suffolk Village of the Year competition has been launched and Suffolk magazine is proud to be a major sponsor.

The competition, which is also sponsored by the East Anglian Daily Times, UK Power Networks, Adnams and BBC Radio Suffolk, is organised by Suffolk Association of Local Councils, county and district councils.

More than 1,000 villages enter the Village of the Year competition and since 1997 over 300 have gone through the national judging process. Organiser, councillor Rona Burt, said the competition is important because it fosters community spirit and highlights what villages do for their communities.

I have seen over the years what lovely villages we have in Suffolk and I really enjoy visiting with the judges, where I not only see how the village is cared for but I also meet some lovely people. This competition shows the pride they have in where they live.

Were very fortunate to have UK Power Networks, Suffolk magazine and the East Anglian Daily Times as our sponsors. We are also very grateful to BBC Radio Suffolk and Adnams for their continued support.

The competition is organised on a three-year cycle so that villages compete fairly with those of a similar size. This year it is open to villages with between 501 and 1,250 electors. Judges will be looking for strong community spirit, obvious care, the role of the parish council, achievements and initiatives, special activities and future plans.

A rich mix of community life exists in villages so why not enter yours? Contact Rona Burt on 01638 712309 or email her at



Winner Tattingstone

2nd place Coddenham

3rd place Great Livermere

Parish Council of the Year Lindsey

Suffolk County Council Open Space Great Livermere

Suffolk Wildlife Natural Environment Boyton

About the sponsors

UK Power Networks provides power to a quarter of the UKs population through its electricity distribution networks. Its responsible for delivering a safe, secure and sustainable power supply to eight million homes and businesses across London, the South East and East of England.

The company, backed by strong ownership, aims to strengthen links with the local communities it serves, building on the skills of the 5,500 people who work for it, including at its major bases in Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds.

UK Power Networks maintains the safety and reliability of the electricity networks, connecting new customers premises to electricity and extending and upgrading the electricity network. From underground cables to overhead power lines, small rural substations across Suffolk to complex delivery networks in the capital, UK Power Networks is working 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, making sure the lights dont go out.

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