Best Village Competition Winners 2017

Best Village Competition 2017

Around 60 villagers and other guests gathered at the Hunsbury Hill Centre on Tuesday 18th July for the Presentation Evening Ceremony to hear the results of the 2017 Northamptonshire Best Village Competition. The Competition celebrates community spirit and the quality of life in the County’s villages. Annette and Paul Hollowell of Hollowells Funeral Plans presented all the prizes and they are seen here with villagers from Blisworth, who won the overall Northamptonshire Best Village award.

A press release about the awards is available here. Below are listed all the winners:

OVERALL WINNERS          WINNER                                BLISWORTH

                                               Runner Up                            BRAUNSTON

                                               Third                                      WEEDON BEC


LARGE VILLAGES              Winner                                    Irchester

                                               Runner Up                             Moulton

                                               Highly Commended            Brixworth


MEDIUM VILLAGES           Winner                                   Blisworth

                                               Runner Up                             Braunston

                                               Highly Commended            Weedon Bec


SMALL VILLAGES             Winner                                     Syresham

                                              Runner Up                              Evenley

                                              Highly Commended             Rothersthorpe


Newcomers Cup               Winner                                    Evenley

                                              Runner Up                              King’s Sutton

                                              Highly Commended             Potterspury

The Competition was once again this year generously sponsored by Hollowells Funeral Plans.

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

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

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