Clovelly is Best Kept Village

CLOVELLY is among a quartet of Devon villages celebrating winning awards in this year s Best Kept Village competition. The picturescue village that tumbles down to the sea on Torridgeside has scooped the award as the best small village. Atherington in Nor

CLOVELLY is among a quartet of Devon villages celebrating winning awards in this year's Best Kept Village competition.

The picturescue village that tumbles down to the sea on Torridgeside has scooped the award as the best small village.

Atherington in North Devon was the runner-up in the same category and Witheridge was runner-up in the "best past winner" section.

Other winners were: Best past winner - East Budleigh; ru Witheridge, Large village - Dunsford; ru Stoke Gabriel. New entries - Talaton; ru Thurlestone.


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Judges praised the high standards of the entries in a contest which aims to reward community spirit as much as picturesque charm. All the villages are judged once and those with the highest marks are then judged a second time.

This is the 39th year that the Devon branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England has organised the competition and the fourth year that it has been sponsored by Mole Valley Farmers.

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