Village Awards 2019

Village Awards 2019

The village has been entered in the Northamptonshire Village Awards run by NACRE and CPRE. The entry has been supported by the Parish Council.

Northamptonshire ACRE say in their invitation to villages to apply:

The Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE) recognises the importance of community involvement as well as the care for the natural and built environment, which creates not just an attractive village but a vibrant community. Together we want to encourage initiatives by the village community and the provision of facilities for all the population.

After the closing date of 18th April 2019 all villages who have entered will be visited by a team of judges. The presentation of the awards takes place on Tuesday 16th July 2019.

There is no information yet as to the exact date when the judges will visit.

When the village was last entered the awards in 2014 it was awarded Highly Recommended. Since then the Peace Park and the Community Garden have been completed, The Heritage Centre has opened, the Social Club, Axe and Compass and the churches provide extensive and varied social activities for all ages, there are a variety of businesses providing both employment and social facilities and a number of organisations such as W.I and the Scouts have been present in the village for a long time. Ringstead Primary School and Ringstead Robins Pre School support village events as well as running their own.

For the judges visit a meeting was held at the Social Club of as many people from organisations and businesses in the village as were free to attend. The judges had a tour of the village after the meeting.

It is expected that a similar meeting will take place. It would be good to have some displays of photographs/ posters and if you could provide some material so that this can be assembled beforehand it would be appreciated.

When a date for the visit is know we will contact you and it is hoped you might be able to attend.

Meanwhile if there are any questions please contact Janice Morris 01933 460373 or the Parish Clerk on

Posted: Mon, 01 Apr 2019 20:08 by Lisa Ritchie

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