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 has been involved in the best village competition for a number of years.  We won in 2012 as new comers and then had to take a year break following the competition rules.  There were certain things that needed improvement and  our entry in 2016 found us wanting in certain areas, particularly IT.  That was addressed in 2017 with a brand new website and others areas for improvement were tightened.  The result speaks for itself.  Below you can find a link to the feedback document from 2017, there are always areas that we can improve.  However, the team did an amazing job in submitting a very brilliant application.  Next year we take a rest again, but watch out for 2019.

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