FRONCYSYLLTE is one of three North Wales villages through to the second round of the Calor Village of the Year for Wales competition.
It was shortlisted along with Barmouth in Gwynedd and Llandegla in Denbighshire.
They will face further scrutiny by competition judges when they visit each community later in the year.
Following the judges’ visit, one of the three villages will be named the regional winner for North Wales and will then be in with a chance of gaining the overall title for Wales, competing against winners from Mid & West Wales and South Wales.
The villages have been shortlisted based on written entries covering four categories: People, Business, Environment and Communications, and an explanation in less than 500 words of ‘What makes your village a special place?’
The judges’ visit, to take place in September, will cover the same categories and the judging team will spend no more than two hours in each village, in which time they’ll be looking for proof as to why each village deserves national recognition as well as a share of the competition prize fund.
Competition manager Suzanne Weir said: “We are used to very high standards from Wales’ villages so our congratulations go to all three communities for getting on to the shortlist for North Wales.
“Our judging team is going to have a difficult task picking one village to go through to the final round of judging. I would like to take this opportunity to wish all the shortlisted villages good luck and look forward to hearing the full results.”
The competition, run in conjunction with OneVoiceWales has a total prize fund of £8,000. Regional winners will get a prize of £1,500 with £500 for overall category winners and an additional £1,500 for the overall winner in Wales.
For villages wishing to register their interest for next year’s competition or for more information on how your community can enter, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the competition website at www.calorvillageoftheyear.org.