SOUTH Northants swept the board during the Northants Best Village Competition awards on Tuesday evening.
Helmdon was the overall winner followed by Silverstone as a runner up. Helmdon also topped the medium village category, Silverstone the large village category and Gayton near Towcester won the small village category. Thorpemandeville near Banbury and Roade near Northampton also came away with commendations.
Dermot Bambridge of South Northants Council was part of the Silverstone contingent at the awards and said: “It’s not just about beauty it is about what goes on in a village and the whole district has a very strong community spirit.”