ACRE Best Village Competition

Not one award but three!

Glapthorn representatives at the Awards Ceremony.

The ACRE Northamptonshire Villages Awards 2019

Well - we did it! And in remarkable style!

At the awards presentation event which was held at ACRE's headquarters in Northampton on the evening of Tuesday 16th July, Glapthorn swept the board in all the categories it was eligible to enter for:

Best Newcomer to the Awards

Best Small Village

Best Overall Northamptonshire Village 2019

In addition to the magnificent trophies that we will hold for the next 12 months, the village has received a total of £1250 in prize money to be used on village projects.

In order to celebrate our success, the Parish Council is to host a reception in the village hall on Friday 26th July from 7.00pm to 8.30pm to which all residents and their families are invited. We are looking forward to seeing you there and cracking open a few bottles of "bubbly"!

The Parish Council and the Village Hall Committee would like to thank everyone in the village who has contributed so willingly and energetically to this project over the past 12 months – it has been hard work, but it has been fun. And it has confirmed what we all already knew - Glapthorn is simply the BEST!

We are now in a position to consider how best to spend the prize money in order to commemorate our success. A number of suggestions have already been made - benches in the Windy Spire development, a village sign, commemorative planting schemes, a mobile speed camera. However, the submission team would like to hear the views and ideas of other fellow residents before putting its preferred option to the Parish Council. Please drop a note through my letter box (Orchard House, Main Street) if you would like to make a suggestion. Thank you.

Liz Barnish

ACRE Northamptonshire Village Awards 2019 Competition Coordinator.

The ACRE Northants Best Village Group works in association with Glapthorn Parish Council and the Village Hall Management Committee.

Handy Andy Team at work!

Glapthorn pottery on display on History Day

Our resident archaeologist explains Glapthorn's long history!

Our local expert horticulturist gives a lesson in bulb planting to a budding gardener!

Is it straight?

Oh my back!!