Best Large Village (and more)!

A good haul.

The Village Community Group are pleased and proud to announce that Okeford Fitzpaine has been awarded “The Best Large Village in Dorset 2018” presented by Dorset County Council in association with the Dorset Community Action. The event is sponsored by Magna Housing Association with over 40 villages entering the competition.

This is a fantastic accolade and is as a result of a concerted effort by community volunteers and residents in presenting and keeping our village up to a very high standard. Thanks to everyone who gave their time over the past 4 months to cleaning and tidying up the village and to those who planted and maintained the flower boxes/baskets.

A plaque will be installed in the centre of the village to commemorate this event.

Mike Wood receives the Best Large Village Award on behalf of the residents of Okeford Fitzpaine.

In addition we were awarded the runners up title in the Environment Award where the Little Lane Project was judged in great esteem. Congratulations to Dilys and Jeremy for their efforts in achieving this award.

Jeremy and Derek enjoying the view of Hambledon Hill from the newly installed bench on Little Lane.

All in all this has been a wonderful year in recognising the Beauty of our village and the pride that has been shown by residents.


Mike Wood
Village Community Group