Shortlist prize joy

PUBLISHED: 17:06 09 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:27 10 June 2010

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9: LYMPSTONE village is in line for a prize after being shortlisted in the regional heat of the 2008 Village of the Year competition. Lympstone has joined five other villages across Devon hoping to be crowned Calor Devon Village of the Year in a Community Co

LYMPSTONE village is in line for a prize after being shortlisted in the regional heat of the 2008 Village of the Year competition.Lympstone has joined five other villages across Devon hoping to be crowned Calor Devon Village of the Year in a Community Council of Devon (CDD) competition. The village must now wait until October 22 when the full results will be revealed by Devon's Lord Lieutenant, Eric Dancer, at CDD's annual rural communities conference, in Bridstowe.If Lympstone is successful, the village will go forward into the national competition to represent the county in the Calor Village of the Year competition, where the winning village will be awarded a share of more than £40,000.Lympstone village, which is up against East Devon village Offwell, West Devon's North Tawton, Kentisbeare and Hemyock in Mid-Devon and Kingston, in the South Hams, has been shortlisted from a total of 15 entries.Competition organiser David Kinross said: "First indications are that we have some very strong contenders competing this year, including villages that have entered for a second or third time. "Whether they go on to win prizes or not, they've all done very well and I would like to thank the communities for their hard work and commitment in putting together their entries.

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