Broad Street Wrington Web Archive
Village of the Year presentations 
Broad Street


IT section

Georgie Bigg & Echo
Almondsbury village hall was the location on Saturday, 9th November, for the presentation to Parish Council Chairman, Roy Clements, of the most improved village award for the Avonside area. With Roy are Georgie Bigg, and the regional chairperson of the CPRE.

The photograph was kindly provided by Bob Bowen
All this led to a piece about Wrington's progress appearing in the Western Daily Press, who asked Bob to provide a photo of at least some of the team who had contributed to the collective effort ...

... and as many as could be mustered on the morning of 19th November duly fell in with his directions
Georgie Bigg and Echo Irving attended the finals held in London on 10th December, when the presentation of awards was made by the Princess Royal.

John Humphries hosted the occasion.
Wrington were regional winners in the IT section, south-west & west of England.

In the John Locke cyber room next day, they joined Richard Thorn, who wrote the IT section of the parish council's Village of the Year submission.

In this context, IT - information technology - covers both the parish website, and the facilities of the cyber room, which subsequently received a cheque from Calor for £375

From: Georgie Bigg & Echo Irving
Co-ordinators Village of the Year Competition
Wrington Parish Council


This year, for the first time, Wrington entered the ‘Village of the Year’ National Competition. Many prizes have been won in the past for the ‘Best Kept Village’ (this year winning ‘Most Improved Village’) but the national competition was to consider the wider aspect of community activities.

An initial written submission was undertaken during the summer when Wrington were selected to represent Avonside and so win our place in the national. The Regional Judges then assessed our final documents and also visited the village.

The competition finals were held on the 10 December 2002 at an Awards Luncheon in the presence of HRH The Princess Royal at the prestigious Millennium Hotel in Grosvenor Square, London. Echo Irving and Georgie Bigg were delighted on behalf of Wrington to accept the ‘Village of the Year, South West & Western England Award for Information Technology’.

Our thanks go to all those individuals and groups who helped research the information for all aspects of our submission and to those who met the judges on their visit in October. Particular thanks go to Richard Thorn who has provided the inspiration and masterminded an exceptional website and IT facilities for Wrington.