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The People's Project Award

Oct 11, 2016
Gussage Community Benefit Society win Award


The Drovers InnWe would like to congratulate the Gussage Community Benefit Society who recently won the People’s Project Award category in the 2016 Best Village Competition run by Dorset Community Action.

The competition is celebrating its 30th year and the People’s Project award is presented to the community judged to have entered the best project involving local active people. Thanks to Pauline Dilliway for entering the ‘SaveTheDrovers’ project.

When the village pub was suddenly closed and subjected to a change of use planning application in late 2014 they faced losing the heart and soul of our local community.  What happened next is a testament to the drive and determination of a dedicated group of people from all backgrounds working together for a common cause. It took 20 months and a huge amount of work from the committee and the army of volunteers but the Peoples Project was successful. We are now all enjoying a thriving Drovers and the People’s Project Award is a very welcome recognition of everyone’s commitment and hard work.


Posted on behalf of the GCBS Management Committee