VILLAGERS in Froncysyllte, Wrexham, are celebrating after it was revealed that their community is one of Wales’ top villages.
Froncysyllte is the winner of the regional title for North Wales in the 2008 Calor Village of the Year for Wales competition and has been awarded £1,500 prize money. Villagers now have just one more week to wait before they find out if they’re the country’s finest community. The overall winner for Wales is revealed at an awards event taking place in London on Tuesday, December 2.
Furthermore, with the recent launch of a UK-wide tier to Calor Village of the Year, Froncysyllte now also has the chance of being crowned the United Kingdom Calor Village of the Year. As the winner for Wales, Froncysyllte would pit itself against overall winners in England, Northern Ireland and Scotland in a bid to win the accolade of UK Calor Village of the Year.
Calor Village of the Year rewards vibrant, self-sustaining village communities which, irrespective of size, have made the best of local opportunities to maintain and enhance the quality of life for all residents. The competition in Wales, which is organised and funded by gas supplier Calor, judges villages on four categories covering people, business, environment and communications, and only villages such as Froncysyllte which excel in all of these areas are crowned winners.
Representatives of Froncysyllte will be attending a glamorous awards luncheon next Tuesday at the Guildhall in the City of London, all keeping their fingers crossed that the prestigious title of Calor Village of the Year for Wales will be going to their community – maybe to be followed by the UK title!
Calor Village of the Year manager, Suzanne Weir said: “The standard of entries this year has been very high and Froncysyllte is a worthy winner of the regional title for North Wales. We’re really looking forward to an exciting and nail biting finale when the overall winner for Wales and our first ever UK winner are revealed.”
Froncysyllte is up against two other regional winners in its bid for the national title – South Wales winner Wick, Vale of Glamorgan, and the Mid and West Wales winning village of Lampeter, Ceredigion.
For further information regarding the competition, or the awards luncheon taking place on Tuesday, December 2, at the Guildhall, please contact Emma Flinn or Rebecca Jones on 0161 817 4200, email firstname.lastname@example.org.