Best Village Competition 2017

Best Village Competition

We are very pleased that the Best Village Competition will be running again this year, thanks once more to the generous sponsorship of Hollowells Funeral Plans.

The Competition is open to all villages with populations up to 6,000. There are three different categories based on village size: Small, Medium and Large.

There is also a special award for best ‘newcomer’ to the competition. Each category carries prize money of £250. In addition to this, the prize money for the overall winner will be £1000.

The judges look at all aspects of village life:

  • community and social activities
  • local communication
  • the village website
  • the provision for young people and more senior residents
  • the involvement of local businesses
  • sustainability
  • general tidiness
  • the welcome given to visitors

They are also looking for villages that can demonstrate enterprise, initiative and community spirit in how the village cares for its inhabitants and how the village is looked after. They want to know not only what has been done in the past few years to help the community, but also about plans for this year.

If you have entered the competition, you will have sent a sketch map showing the location of the facilities within the village, as this greatly assists the judges. The judges will be visiting between mid-April and early June 2017. They will make contact to arrange their visit, which will last a maximum of two and a half hours only; during this visit, they will be pleased to meet people from a wide cross-section of the community.


The winners will be announced at the Presentation Evening on Tuesday 18th July at the High Barn, Hunsbury Hill Centre, Harksome Hill, Northampton. NN4 9QX


If you have any queries please contact Barron Walton, Co-ordinator Northamptonshire Best Village Competition via email: barron.walton@northantsacre.org.uk or by phone on 01327 312950.

Hollowells Funeral Plans: Proud to sponsor the Northamptonshire Best Village Competition