There was a good turnout for the celebratory activities on Sunday November 18
In terms of our celebrations, the service in St Mary's was wonderful, with hymns chosen by members of the community and readings and prayers focusing on the beauty of living in a rural community. We moved onto the community centre for drinks (courtesy of a generous but anonymous donor) and then Councillor Lesley Mayes, Chairman of Mid Suffolk District Council, did the honours of cutting the ribbon on the village of the year sign. We finished the morning enjoying the warm welcome and hospitality of Teresa at the Swan.November, to mark Worlingworth's achievements in the village of the year competition. However, the morning really provided an opportunity to acknowledge the contribution made by all villagers to making our community such an active, supportive and caring place to live. Whether you serve on a committee, volunteer your time or, for example, just pay 50p at the village fete, you are what makes this a successful community.
Results and prizes from the Village of the year competition
Winner of Mid Suffolk District Round
Village of the year sign - erected on village green near the existing village sign. To be kept for two years, we think.
Brass plaque and £250
Third place in the County final round
Framed certificate and £250
Joint winner of County Wildlife Competition
Framed certificate and £75
At its November meeting, the Council decided to reserve the prize moneys until appropriate activities could be identified for which this money would be best utilised.