The shortlist is revealed – now it’s time to get voting

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THE Café of the Year competition is hotting up – could your favourite eatery be crowned winner?

This is when we ask readers of the Belper News to vote for the best of the bangers, the cream of the cuppas, and tell us which cafe really takes the bacon as the best in the area.

Up until now it’s been about the nominations, but we have deliberated, cogitated and come up with a shortlist of those cafés you have judged as being worthy of the title.

Some were nominated for their outstanding food, while others were submitted because of their attention to detail and their fantastic customer service.

We’ve received hundreds of nominations and now we need you to do one more thing - vote for your winner.

All you need to do is pick your favourite entry from the shortlist, fill out the form and send it back to us, or send us a text message, by 10am on September 1.

Once the votes are in, the one with the most will be named winner.

The winning café will be presented with a plaque and be featured in the Belper News.

Julie Crouch, editor ot the Belper News, said: “We have some fantastic cafés in our area and it’s about time their hard work in keeping everyone going was recognised.

“I don’t know how the readers will be able to make a decision, as just by looking 
at the shortlist it’s obvious how tough the competition is.

“I’d encourage everyone to fill out the form below
to support their favourite cafe.”


Simply fill in the form on this page and send it back to us: Belper Cafe of the Year,

Sheffield Newspapers,

York Street,


S1 1PU.

All entries must be received by 10am on Monday, September 1, 2014.

Photocopies won’t be accepted.


Simply send a text message starting with BENCAFE followed by the three-digit code number of the café you are voting for plus your name, house number (or house name) and postcode to 65550 by 10am on Monday, September 1, 2014.

The total message must not exceed 155 characters. All text messages cost £1 plus standard network charge. Messages received after the closing date will not be counted but still may be charged.

Example of message: BENCAFE 100 john smith 1 po1 23cd

By supplying your telephone number you are happy to receive SMS/MMS messages from Johnston Press.

Please add the word NOINFO at the end of your message if you do not wish to receive these. SMS service is provided by mGage Llc., SE1 8ND (020 7633 5000).

Normal Johnston Press competition rules apply which can be seen at