TIME is running out for Devon villages to enter the 2009 Calor Devon Village of the Year competition. Entry forms went out in March and they must be returned by Friday, June 5. The competition is run by the Community Council of Devon, with sponsorshi

TIME is running out for Devon villages to enter the 2009 Calor Devon Village of the Year competition. Entry forms went out in March and they must be returned by Friday, June 5. The competition is run by the Community Council of Devon, with sponsorship provided by Calor - the UK's leading supplier of off-mains gas. Villages that enter will be judged across six areas of rural village life including community, business, environment and IT. This year the focus is on village communities pulling together - through both good times and bad, for example in the current economic downturn.Devon competition organiser David Kinross said: "When villagers work together to complete an entry to the competition it brings alive a community spirit in them that just can't be replicated in any other activity. Recent winning villages in Devon such as Kingston, the regional winner for the West of England in the Calor Village of the Year for England competition 2009, and Halberton, our county winner in 2007, can confirm this. We want as many villages as possible to benefit, and although the closing date is approaching there is plenty of time for villages to enter if they act now." Entry forms for the 2009 county competition can be requested from Community Council of Devon by telephoning 01392 383443 or via email at gail@devonrcc.org.uk