" I welcome Calor's rural sponsorship programme, which is making an important contribution to the well-being of those who live and work in the countrysid. Its support for county events and, in particular, the Village of the Year competition. This encourages villages in my constituency to make the best of what they have got and promotes community spirit. The sponsorship is an excellent example of a highly successful partnership between business and local communities."
"I hope some of the villages in my constituency will consider entering - further detaiuls are on www.villageoftheyear.org"