Best Village 2017
Northamptonshire’s best medium sized village and best village overall 2017
The WI team, supported by the parish council and other village organisations had submitted a superb entry and then we were scrutinised. The Judges visited on the 27th April eager to learn about us. So many people put in a great effort to make the two and a half hour visit action and information packed. We did our best and then the wait…..
18th July – announcement day. The awards ceremony was at the ACRE HQ in Hunsbury. Four of our prime movers were there, listening and hoping. The announcement came for the best middle sized village – and we won. Then another nail-biting wait for the top prize – the best village overall. And we won that too. Janet had to be pealed off the ceiling, and the rest of the group were so ecstatic they hardly knew what was going on.
Blisworth village deserved every bit of the recognition for being such a great community. Everyone of those who helps to make our village so fantastic should be proud of what they do.
Blisworth is a thriving, picturesque village in South Northamptonshire situated 5 miles south of the county town. It has some 900 homes and an estimated population of 1870 (2010 village survey).
The West Coast Railway runs close to Blisworth and the Grand Union Canal passes through the village which extends from the famous Blisworth Tunnel, to the outlying residential areas of Blisworth Arm and Blisworth Park.
Village amenities include a primary school, a village shop with news agency and post office and two local pubs. Many small businesses surround the area, largely in discreet attractive business parks.
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