Village of the Year is a brand new series presented by Penelope Keith.

This summer, Penelope and her team of judges will be visiting villages across the UK to determine a winner of this brand new programme, with a £10,000 prize to be spent on the winning village up for grabs.

They would love to hear from villages that have a history & heritage; activities & events; picturesque with a great sense of community!

The closing date for applications is midnight on 14th May 2017.

All of the details on “How to apply” are on the Village of the Year website

Here is a recent article in The Telegraph about Village of the Year 2017.

With so many wonderful villages in Cornwall, if you would like your village to apply, visit the Village of the Year websiteand follow the simple online application or email voty@reeftv.com


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BBC Cornwall | Cornwall
Truro crash: Elderly man dies after four-vehicle crash
The Devon and Cornwall Police serious collision investigation team attended the scene on Friday
South West storms cause property damage
Four hours of lightning strikes in the South West that hit buildings and caused small fires are caught on camera.
Man Tasered by police in Falmouth dies in hospital
The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating the incident in Falmouth.
Devon rapist Adrian Jewell did 'untold damage'
Adrian Jewell first raped one of his three victims when she was 12 years old.
Father's ashes stolen from woman in Perranporth
Joanne Young kept her father's ashes with her in a locket in her handbag.
Dog 'eats' rugby player Matt Shepherd's passport
'Mr Boots' chewed up the document ahead of the England Counties tour to Spain.
Rogue builder Johnny Carroll jailed for three years
Johnny Carroll, 26, bullied vulnerable elderly people into paying, a court hears
Lib Dems and Independents regain council
Negotiations over who takes control of Cornwall Council have been in progress since the local elections.
Seagull shot by crossbow in 'heartless' Cornwall attack
The bird was spotted 'staggering around' a building supplies yard, unable to fly.
Thousands of police on the beat without current background checks
About 14,000 officers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland haven't had up-to-date background checks.
World Surfing Games: Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games can boost GB surfing says Luke Dillon
Surfing's appearance at the 2020 Olympic Games can help the sport to grow in Britain, says British number one Luke Dillon.
County Championship final: Cornwall 8-19 Lancashire
Lancashire score 19 unanswered second-half points to beat Cornwall in the County Championship final at Twickenham.
Tokyo 2020: Luke Dillon hopes for Olympic surfing medal
British surfer Luke Dillon says he hopes to defy the odds and compete with the traditional surfing nations at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

BBC News | UK | World Edition
British Airways flight chaos lessens after weekend of disruption
Some short-haul flights from Heathrow continue to be disrupted by a worldwide computer failure.
Former Blue Peter presenter John Noakes dies at 83
The presenter, who hosted the show in the 1960s and 70s, has died aged 83, his family confirm.
Violent storm sweeps across south east of England
More than 120,000 flashes of lightning are recorded over northern France and south-east England in 12 hours.
Manchester attacks: MI5 probes bomber 'warnings'
The security service is to examine its actions after tip-offs from the public about extremist views.
Bradley Lowery: Ladbible sorry for false death report
The family of the six-year-old Sunderland mascot accepts apology from website over death report.
Amber Rudd to Angela Merkel: You can depend on the UK
The home secretary wants to "reassure Mrs Merkel that we want to have a deep and special partnership".
RBS investors ready to settle share sale legal dispute
The RBS Shareholders Action Group is recommending that its members accept a settlement of 82p a share.
Thousands of drivers caught despite mobile crackdown
Police caught 200 drivers a day using their devices while driving in the four weeks after 1 March.
General election: Conservatives outline domestic violence plans
The party pledge tougher sentences - and a watchdog to provide greater support for victims.
Champions League final: Cardiff 'can cope' with visitors
Organisers "would have loved" to have installed a fanzone and big screen but the city will be "at capacity".
Man shot in front of young son was loyalist Colin Horner
Colin Horner was killed in front of his three-year-old son in a busy supermarket car park on Sunday.
'Defiant' Great Manchester Run held
Thousands have attended the Great Manchester Run less than a week after the bomb attack in the city.
Manchester attack: 'I don’t think we should live in fear’
Young people who were at the Ariana Grande concert tell Panorama how they felt after the bomb went off.
UUP MLA describes aftermath of Bangor car park shooting
Weekend shoppers were 'unaware' that a man was fatally shot nearby, says Ulster Unionist MLA.
Manchester attack: Hundreds queue for bee tattoos
Tattoo studios are offering worker bee inkings with the proceeds going to Manchester attack victims.
Diane Abbott on her past and present views of the IRA
Diane Abbott says a quote about her and the IRA is 34 years old and "we have all moved on" since then.
British Airways: Passengers complain about lack of information
Passengers stranded at Heathrow airport say that they are being kept in the dark by the airline, as disruptions continue.
Group left stranded in Dublin after BA IT failure
Mark Birt has been left waiting at Dublin airport and says there is no-one there from British Airways to help.
BBC News Channel
BBC coverage of latest developments
High-wire team give Kelpies their first health check
The world's largest pair of equine sculptures are approaching their third anniversary.
Banksy cardboard protest placard up for auction
The anti-Iraq War protest placard was produced before the artist gained widespread acclaim.
Newspaper headlines: BA 'chaos' and Manchester run defiance
Headlines focus on the IT failure affecting thousands of air passengers and continuing questions over the Manchester attack.
Action man
The daredevil presenter and companion of Shep the dog who later became a fierce critic of the programme's culture.
BA delays
There are EU regulations governing compensation for cancelled flights leaving from EU airports.
Back to work
More than half of women going back to work after a career break go into lower paid roles. Are "returnships" the answer?
Leanne Wood story
Profiling the Plaid Cymru leader who came of age politically during the 1980s miners' strikes.
Rita, Sue and Bob Too
It is 30 years since the low-budget comedy Rita, Sue and Bob Too was released, angering many people in Bradford. How is the film seen today?
Labour for life
Could a strong Brexit vote and disenchantment spell the party's end in the Nottinghamshire town?
Mancunian way
Armed police were everywhere, but runners put their nerves aside in yet another example of Mancunian defiance.
United in music
The Courteeners play an emotional gig for 50,000 people, five days after the bomb attack.
Law changer
It started as a free festival but Castlemorton Common became the UK's biggest ever illegal rave.
Two leaders
Looking at Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley, the people at the head of the Green Party.

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