The Community Pride Competition

The Community Pride Competition Review 2017

It is with much regret that Cheshire Community Action (CCA) would like to inform you that the Community Pride competition will not be taking place in 2017. There will be a review of the competition over the next 12 months

CCA would also like to take this opportunity to thank the competition’s amazing volunteers for all of their efforts and the competition’s biggest sponsor, Essar Oil, which has been incredibly supportive for many years, and the competition would not have been able to run this long if it was not for Essar’s generosity. Essar continues to offer its financial support for the competition, however, Cheshire Community Action has had to utilise thousands of pounds of its own financial reserves to keep the competition alive in recent years.

This year marked the competitions 60th year of operation. In that time, the Best Kept Village award has become synonymous with community pride and spirit. Dozens of villages across the patch proudly showing off their Best Kept Village cast iron wares that are awarded one night in October. But in its current form, it is financially unsustainable for CCA to run, which is why the Board has taken the difficult decision to pause the competition for 12 months to carry out this much needed review.

We know how much the competition has meant to so many of you and that this will be a disappointment, but we hope that you will be part of our exciting review and look forward to the re-launch as much as we do.