Villages are spruced up for judges
NEIGHBOURHOODS in Swale are making sure they are in tip-top condition after entering the 2005 Kent Village of the Year competition.
Bapchild, Lynsted, Selling and Upchurch are vying for the con-test's top prize of £6,000.
Categories include environmental action, information technology, building community life, business, young people and older people.
The winner of the building community life class receives £500, while victors of the other categories get £250.
Sponsors include Calor, Kent Reliance Building Society, BBC Radio Kent and Defra.
Organiser Ruth Pascoe said: "Every year our judges have a tough time selecting the winners.
"The standard of entrants is always very high and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the judges for the effort they put into awarding the prizes."
The overall winner will be announced in July.
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