Over this summer, Penelope Keith and her team of judges will be visiting villages across the UK to determine the winner of this brand new programme, with a £10,000 prize to be spent on your village up for grabs.

We will be grouping our villages into four broad regions of the UK depending on the spread of applications. Each region will have one winning village that will go through to a grand final with an opportunity to win the £10,000 prize.

We know villages are one of the best things about our country and we look forward to celebrating them in Village of the Year 2017.

Applications are closed now.