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Most Active Village 2017

We are thrilled to announce that Mendham & Withersdale have won the most active small village in Suffolk for 2017​.

The awards, now in their fourth year, are organised by Suffolk County Council and Suffolk Association of Local Councils. They were established to recognise and celebrate communities in Suffolk that are going the extra mile to encourage their residents to be active.

Mendham and Withersdale Street, which has a population of just 450 people, triumphed for the second year running in the small village category, for villages of less than 1,000 people. The judges were particularly impressed with the number and range of activities taking place including weekly judo and kettle bell sessions, a 14 strong boules team, tai chi and 3 sessions a week of line dancing to name but a few.

Shona Bendix, Chief Executive of Suffolk Association of Local Council’s added “I would like to congratulate all four winners. They’re doing a wonderful job in getting people active and richly deserve the awards they have received.”

Are you inspired to try something new? Why not take a look at our What's On page and give something a go and help keep Mendham & Withersdale active!

Fancy playing some sport on our MUGA? Head on over to the MUGA page to take a look and sign up.

Many thanks to everyone who has helped make this award a reality.

Kathy Ferrar with John Brownfield (boules team) and NCC Tony Goldson cabinet member for health and Shona Bendix CEO SALC. 

All the winners from the evening ...small village - Mendham & Withersdale, large village Stradbroke & Shotley (joint winners) and town Kesgrave.

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