The Community Foundation manages the longstanding Best Kept Village Community competition in Staffordshire, which has been running for 65 years . . . and now it wants to launch a similar initiative in Shropshire.
It is an opportunity for those who take pride in their community, both rurally and within the towns, to showcase what they have achieved. It is a chance to show the great things that are going on within your community and celebrate why it is great to live in Shropshire.
High Sheriff of Shropshire Dean Harris said, “I am delighted to be involved with this Shropshire Community initiative which offers communities within our county the opportunity to be recognised and to celebrate the strong, supportive community spirit.
“Whether it’s a community within a town, a village or even a street or housing development, this is not about aesthetics it’s about the heart and soul of a community, where people have come together with collective investment in their neighbourhood where attitudes and interest are commonly shared, and I have seen so many fine examples of this during my year in office,” added Dean, who comes to the end of her year of office on April 9, when she will be succeeded by Tony Morris-Eyton.
The Community Foundation wants to shine a light on people come together and support each other and who have created a community which is a safe and thriving environment in which to live.
Jo Cooper, Business Development Officer at The Community Foundation, and co-ordinator of Shropshire’s Outstanding Community added, “We’re very happy to be launching this initiative in Shropshire and look forward to seeing the amazing work taking place across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.”