Longridge once again celebrated its successes in this year’s Best Kept Village competition at the prize presentation.
Town council clerk Maria Preston went to Wrea Green to receive the Hambleton Shield for Longridge’s runnner-up placing in the Large Villages section.
The town also retained the Bryning-with-Warton Shield given to the Heritage Centre and Old Station as top prize-winner in the public hall section, repeating its triumph in the 2012 competition.
Heritage Centre volunteers Dave and Gillian Dickens were at the Wrea Green presentations to receive the Bryning Shield and cerificate of merit for the Heritage Centre complex success.
They commented afterwards that all 20 of their volunteer colleagues were thrilled at winning the prize once again for the Old Station complex.
“It’s a really great accolade to keep the shield for a second year running. If we win again next year, perhaps we then keep the shield for good!” they said.
The Mayor of Longridge, Coun David Moon, said the successes were a great credit to the town, to its businesses, the community and all the volunteers and supporters at the Old Station.