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Hethersett - Pride in Norfolk Community of the Year 2012

Hethersett has won a top county award and been praised by judges for having an "outstanding community" that provides something for everything.

Our village has been recognised as the Pride in Norfolk Community of the Year for 2012 in the category for villages and towns with populations over 5,000.

A special presentation event was held at County Hall on Friday, 30th November, where Parish Councillor and Hethersett Environmental Action Team member Gary Wyatt and web site editor Peter Steward were presented with a brass commemorative plaque which will be on display in the village at a venue still to be decided. The village has also been presented with a cheque for 500 which will be put towards a village project.

It is the second time that Hethersett has won the award - winning it initially in 2006. We were also runners-up in 2008'

The village was nominated for the award by two separate submissions and these can be read by clicking here.

Following the submissions three judges led by Wendy Nash visited the village and met with members of the parish council and local people.

At the presentation event, Mrs Nash praised Hethersett for its outstanding community where groups worked together for the benefit of all residents.

Mrs Nash said the judges had been impressed by the village's can do attitude and one of the first things they were told was that the village wanted to provide a community where nobody could say "there is nothing for us to do."

The judges also praised the village web site for its fund of information and up to date news. Runners-up in the category for populations over 5000 were Thorpe St Andrew.