Over 100 people enjoyed a celebration of Dorset community life and volunteering at last night’s Dorset’s Best Village Awards evening at Cerne Abbas Village Hall.

The competition, organised by Dorset Community Action (DCA), with Magna Housing as main sponsor, attracted 40 villages to enter, with a total of 51 entries, including for peoples award, environment and the new heritage category.

Okeford Fitzpaine took first prize for best Large Village, Briantspuddle was voted best Small Village, with Winterbourne Steepleton chosen as best hamlet. 

Please see competition winner photos here:


and radio interviews with the winning villages here:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06jqn91

We would like to thank Magna Housing, Dorset County Council, the four District Councils, Dorset Waste Partnership, The Dorset Echo, Dorset Magazine, Blackmore Vale Media, Dorset Archaeological Committee along with local food producers, Thomas J Fudges Biscuits, Honeybuns, Helen Furness Catering and the Co-op Dorchester for their generous support.