Scooping best kept village award for second time

Presentation of Best Kept Village, Class 1 winner, Silk Willoughby.'L-R Terry Boston - Chairman of NKDC, Paul Steer - Silk Willoughby Parish Council, Gerald Taylor - Chairman of Best Kept Village and Small Town Committee.
Presentation of Best Kept Village, Class 1 winner, Silk Willoughby.'L-R Terry Boston - Chairman of NKDC, Paul Steer - Silk Willoughby Parish Council, Gerald Taylor - Chairman of Best Kept Village and Small Town Committee.

Residents have been officially awarded for keeping their community looking great after winning the Best Kept Small Village in Lincolnshire award for a second time.

Silk Willoughby has won the small village category of the competition run by the Campaign to Protect Rural England, last winning in 2007. Representatives attended the awards ceremony at Billingborough Village Hall to receive a plaque and a tree. Chairman of Silk Willoughby parish council Paul Steer said: “I think the award shows that people care for their community and have taken the time and trouble to look after it.”

Presenting the Small Village category prize to Silk Willoughby is pictured, from left, Terry Boston, chairman of NKDC, Silk Willoughby Parish Council chairman Paul Steer and Gerald Taylor, chairman of the Best Kept Village and Small Town Committee. Photo: 1155SB-1