Villages compete for award

By Emily Pearce

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

 

THE competition is hotting up for the Isle of Wight’s annual best kept village awards.

Now in its 46th year, 43 villages have entered this year’s contest.

Speaking ahead of the first round of judging, awards chairman Ann Langley said: "I would describe the awards as looking at the Island through visitors’ eyes.

"As always, judges will mark severely on the presence of litter, so be vigilant and make a special effort to remove any and increase your village’s chances of winning.

"New judges are always welcome. The current ones enjoy the days out and say it’s a wonderful way of becoming more familiar with the Island."

The overall winner will be revealed at a presentation evening on September 25.

Other awards will be presented for the best war memorial and conservation volunteer.

Reporter: emilyp@iwcpmail.co.uk

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by Mike Crowe

6th May 2014, at 12:57:41

Try living at 'the end of a take away' where the container is finished with. People are quite prepared to hold the container whilst it has food in it, but once finished with, it has to be got rid of a soon as possible. 'Can't possibly wait for the next rubbish bin' The nearest front garden or hedge will do.

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by steve paul taylor

6th May 2014, at 11:21:59

Instead of Red Bull spending all their money sponsoring FI and the like come and pick your cans up from the hedgerows thrown away by Bradley Wiggins wanabes

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by steve paul taylor

6th May 2014, at 11:19:45

O yeah its about litter!! I cycle along Main road Thorley and whilst trying to avoid being killed by the rat runners and the buses I notice all the rubbish in the hedgerows thrown from vehicles sometimes complete black bags full of nappies and all sorts of diseased ridden rubbish.

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by Jacqueline Chambers

6th May 2014, at 10:25:12

Be hard pushed to find a village without litter...my pet hate. What is wrong with people, can't they take it home!

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by steve paul taylor

6th May 2014, at 10:15:48

I would like to enter Thorley as the worst village! my house shakes 80 times a day when a 10 ton bus roars pass and sucks all the blossom off my apple tree.

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