Tiffield Parish Council

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Tiffield wins ACRE Village of the Year Award 2022

Over 65 villagers and guests gathered on Monday 11th July for a special ceremony at the Hunsbury Hill Centre, Northampton to hear the results of an event that celebrates the community spirit and quality of life in the County's villages.

The annual Northamptonshire Village Awards (NVAs) celebrates how inclusive and sustainable a village is, two strands that reflect a thriving community and that add to the quality of life for all residents. This year the village of Tiffield was awarded a Gold level and the prestigious title of Northamptonshire Best Village 2022 along with a prize of £500 to be used for community projects.

The judges stated that Tiffield is a thriving village with a great community spirit. There are some excellent green spaces and pocket park and the judges were particularly impressed with the way the local pub, The George, has becomes such a wonderful community hub for the village, hosting many clubs and activities and even a small community shop. The villagers were enthusiastic and passionate about their activities and supportive of others and they have built excellent relationships with nearby villages particularly through the use of its excellent Community Minibus.

Elaine O'Leary, CEO of Northamptonshire ACRE and a judge for the NVA, commented: ""The wonderful quality of the communities we visited meant that the judges had great difficulty in deciding on the level of award for each village. It was a pleasure to meet a wide cross-section of villagers and to see the range of opportunities and initiatives that are generated in our rural communities. We want to compliment every village that participated and thank them all for making the judges visits so informative and enjoyable.''

James Saunders Watson, HM Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire and President of Northamptonshire ACRE presented all the awards to the groups and commented: "It was so good to be able to celebrate the best of our village communities across the county and well done to Tiffield for being chosen as Best Village".

Details of all the awards can be found on the Northamptonshire ACRE website along with photographs of the presentations. For further information regarding the Awards for the NVA and the Communal Space, or to enquire about taking part in next year's awards, please contact Elaine O'Leary on 01604 765888 or via email at acre@northantsacre.org.uk

Posted: Fri, 05 Aug 2022 16:14 by Andrew Tennet

Tags: Award, Village, Year