District cleans up at best village awards

MCBW - 22-07-11 - Best Villages 2011 - (L-R) David Scudamore, Chair of the Best Village Competition with cup winning villagers from Roade (Winner Newcomers Cup), Silverstone (Best Large Village),Gayton (Best Small Village)& Helmdon (Best Medium Village & Overall 2011 Best Northamptonshire Village) together with Paul & Annette Hollowell from B.Hollowell & Son Funeral Plans who sponsor the County competition
MCBW - 22-07-11 - Best Villages 2011 - (L-R) David Scudamore, Chair of the Best Village Competition with cup winning villagers from Roade (Winner Newcomers Cup), Silverstone (Best Large Village),Gayton (Best Small Village)& Helmdon (Best Medium Village & Overall 2011 Best Northamptonshire Village) together with Paul & Annette Hollowell from B.Hollowell & Son Funeral Plans who sponsor the County competition
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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.

MCBW - 22-07-11 - Best Villages 2011 - John Coatsworth & Peter Burns from Helmdon receiving the Cup and Certificate as the Overall Winner of the 2011 Northamptonshire Best Village Competition from the competition sponsors Annette & Paul Hollowell of B.Hollowell & Son Funeral Plans and David Scudamore Chair of the Competition.

MCBW - 22-07-11 - Best Villages 2011 - John Coatsworth & Peter Burns from Helmdon receiving the Cup and Certificate as the Overall Winner of the 2011 Northamptonshire Best Village Competition from the competition sponsors Annette & Paul Hollowell of B.Hollowell & Son Funeral Plans and David Scudamore Chair of the Competition.

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.”