Goring-on-Thames Celebrates Regional Success in South of England Village of the Year
The Village wins through for South England in national competition
After winning the Oxfordshire Village of the Year, villagers in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire are celebrating winning through in the regional heats of the 2009/10 Calor Village of the Year competition, gaining the overall title for South England. The Awards Ceremony took place in the Arcade during the carol singing event of Christmas Late Night Shopping Evening at 6.30pm on 4 December 2009.
As Oxfordshire Village of the Year (VoY), Goring-on-Thames was up against seven other villages, all of which had been nominated to represent their counties in this prestigious event. The success follows a recent Judging Visit during which judges were shown just what Goring-on-Thames has to offer, with the community being showcased across four key areas:
- Community – a better place to live
- Business – a better place to work
- Sustainability – a better future
- Communications – being in contact.
In addition to the overall regional title, Goring-on-Thames has also triumphed in the Sustainability and Communications categories for South England.
Goring-on-Thames is up against:
- Newton le Willows, Yorkshire (winner for North England)
- Swanton Morley, Norfolk (winner for East England)
- Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire (winner for West England)
- Bonsall, Derbyshire (winner for Central England) for the title of Calor Village of the Year for England.
See the articles at BBC Radio Oxford on Friday, 10th of July 2009 and Thursday 22nd of October 2009.