Villages to battle it out

RESIDENTS proud of where they live are being encouraged to enter this year’s Suffolk Village of the Year competition.

Babergh District Council has already written to all the qualifying villages – those with an electoral population of up to 500 – asking them to take part before the closing date on May 27.

Jo Beever, Babergh’s community grants officer, said: “Babergh has 44 villages falling within this category and we hope that as many of them as possible will enter this year.”

The district winner will receive the Cosford Trophy, a brass plaque, framed certificate and £500 towards a community project. The overall winner will receive £1,000.

Judging for the contest will be carried out in June, with marks for community spirit, appearance and special achievements.

For more information, call 01473 825872.