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Shropshire’s Outstanding Community

Author | 30 March 2021

Exciting news…. The Community Foundation manages the longstanding Best Kept Village Community competition in Staffordshire, which has been running since 1956 and now they want to launch a similar initiative in Shropshire!

An opportunity for the people of Shropshire, who take pride in their community, both rurally and within the towns, to come forward and showcase what they have achieved. It is an opportunity to show the great things that are going on within your community and celebrate why it is great to live in Shropshire.

Dean Harris, The High Sheriff of Shropshire said, “I am delighted to be involved with this Shropshire Community initiative which offers communities within our county the opportunity to be recognised. To celebrate the strong, supportive community spirit.

Whether it’s a community within a town, a village or even a street or housing development, this is not about aesthetics it’s about the heart and soul of a community, where people have come together with collective investment in their neighbourhood where attitudes and interest are commonly shared, and I have seen so many fine examples of this during my year in office”.

The Community Foundation wants to shine a light where people come together and support each other. A community of people who have developed a safe and thriving environment in which to live.

Jo Cooper, Business Development Officer at The Community Foundation, and co-ordinator of Shropshire's Outstanding Community said, “We're very happy to be launching this initiative in Shropshire and look forward to seeing the amazing work taking place across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin”.

This award is seeking to identify communities that exemplify all that is great about our wonderful County.

Shrewsbury based digital and creative agency Yarrington were successfully chosen to create the new logo identity for Shropshire’s Outstanding Community.

Andy Hodnett, Yarrington Director, said: “As a Patron member of Shropshire Chamber of Commerce, we were approached to kindly create a couple of logo ideas for this fantastic initiative and fortunately for us – one of those ideas was selected.”

“The new logo will now be used on all of their branded materials including print, video, digital and social media.”

For further information please contact Jo Cooper at The Community Foundation on 01743 295 900

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