Morris Marshall and Poole are, once again, sponsoring the Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales 2018 Montgomeryshire Village Awards, formerly known as The Best Kept Village award. The idea is to promote the excellent community spirit in some of the prettiest villages in the area as well as the neat presentation of these communities. All the different clubs, associations, schools etc are invited to pool their resources in their presentations to the CPRW judging panel which will be visiting the entrant villages through July and August, unannounced.
The last winners, Berriew, hosted a very pleasant launch evening in February which was attended by most of the villages where Berriew kindly gave out a few ‘tips’ as to how they had secured the trophy, proudly displayed at the centre of the village! They gave out lots of ideas but we are sure they kept a few golden tips back! We also heard from Mr Jonathan Wilkinson, Portfolio holder for Housing for Powys CC, the Chair of the CPRW Christopher Fuller and Jill Kibble, MVA organiser.
Partner, Andrew Turner said ‘ This is a brilliant initiative which we wholeheartedly support. There is nothing better than your local estate agent being able to quote that the village has secured this prestigious award when discussing your property with potential buyers!’
Winners are due to be announced towards the end of the year and will be announced on our social media and in the local press.
Good Luck everyone!