Village of The Year
The Competition is organised by CPRE - The Hertfordshire Society
and the County Council. Until 2010 it was sponsored by Calor Gas
Redbourn was Hertfordshire Village of The Year 2002.
Also Eastern England and Home Counties section winner
in the older people category
Below: - The ceremony near the War Memorial
We won the Hertfordshire Village of the Year 2002 - Western Region and Overall Winner. Redbourn had the honour of representing the county in the Calor Village of the year of England and Wales. We were competing against villages from Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire in the regional round, trying to reach the short list of six villages and a chance of the £6,000 first prize.
We are very pleased to have won this award as it is a recognition of all the hours of voluntary work that many people willingly give to Redbourn to make it such a wonderful place in which to live. Congratulations one and all!
The Judges were in Redbourn for the next stage of the Competition on 16 October 2002.
Below: The Panel of Judges & Councillor C O'Donovan (RedbournParishCouncil
After meeting in the Redbourn Evangelical Church
the Judges toured the village in the Redbourn Care Group
A display was held in the Church showing Redbourn life and activities. Photographs of some displays are below.
Village Plan and Redbourn Leisure
Redbourn In Bloom
Ver Valley Society
(See also River Ver
Village of the Year 2007
At last night's village of the year presentations (28 June 2007), Redbourn was awarded: -
Older People Category
and received commendations
in the two following categories
Information Communication Technology
See also: Redbourn Village Calor Village of the Year website
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-- Bob Boutland
- July 2005