Calor have been supplying the countryside with gas in cylinders and bulk tanks for over seventy years. The Calor Village of the Year competition is their way of supporting customers in rural communities and encouraging rural sustainability. Over 1,000 villages enter the competition each year and not only have a great deal of fun preparing an entry but also reap real benefits from working together to engender a real sense of community spirit. It's a great way to give any village an MOT.
Since it began in 1997 over 300 villages have gone through the national judging process. Each one, win or lose, has gained enormous benefit from the experience. A typical comment from participating villages, echoing a common theme has been, 'We didn't realise so much went on. Taking part has helped us revitalise our community.' For more information, click on this Calor 'Village of the Year' link.
This year, Loppington were runners up in the Shropshire Calor 'Village of the Year' competition. Calverhall was awarded first place in the competition. The photos below show the Loppington Village Hall Chairperson, Mrs Carol Butters, being presented with the award.