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Village wins £8,000 prize
10:00am Wednesday 25th September 2013 in News
VILLAGERS in Otterford are celebrating after winning an £8,000 solar panel prize.
We teamed up with SouthWest Solar to offer one community building in Somerset the chance to win solar panels and aftercare.
After we whittled down the entries to five finalists, readers of the Chard & Ilminster News and our sister papers the Somerset County Gazette, Bridgwater Mercury and Burnham & Highbridge Weekly News voted for their favourites, with Otterford village hall in the Blackdown Hills coming out on top.
Mike Cannon, of Otterford village hall, said: “We are really pleased to win the competition – it simply means that we will be able to run the hall based on income.
“Running costs are expensive and last year we had to raise our costs and halve our cleaner’s hours, but now we will actually be able to run the hall just on revenue takings.”
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