WHY should Cardenden not be in the Village of the Year contest.

The ABCD conurbation has developed into a bright, lively community and there is a lot to look forward to.

The entry that has been submitted by the community council tells the Cardenden story well and will make an impression with the judging panel.

Thanks to the immense work of people such as Alex and Willie Burns, Willie Duncan, Cath Reilly and David Taylor the community atmosphere has built over the past 15 years and now there are even more people wanting join organisations.

Without that base the Cardenden of today would not have developed into what it is and it is set to continue to become even better.

So hopefully the four villages will do well in this competition and take the name of Cardenden on to the national stage.