On behalf of the village of Shelley I would like to thank Calor for sponsoring such a prestigious competition and we feel deeply honoured to have been chosen to receive this award.
I would like to thank Yorkshire Rural Community Council particularly Doreen Berriman, Chris Barker and the judges minder, Ian Strong for administering this competition.
Thank you very much to the judges, John, Helen and Jay for listening so avidly when we gave them the hard sell! Their interest and enthusiasm was almost reward in itself.
Thank you to the other villages who competed at the same time.
We know and admire your villages and we appreciate it must have been a very hard decision for the judges to make.
Yorkshire Village of the Year