The exemplary community spirit of Great Barton has been celebrated after it was named the Suffolk Village of the Year.
The village, on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds, beat Wickham Market into second place and Brantham into third.
Mick Brabrook,who co-rdinated the bid, said: “The villagers are really delighted. We got a lot of people into the village hall to hear the announcement and they were all very excited.
“Great Barton is a lovely place to live and this proves what we’ve always thought.”
Judges were impressed with the village’s 30-plus clubs including those in computing and drama as well as its environmental work, new allotments and green initiatives at the village hall.
The prize for winning the final and district category collectively is £1,500 to go towards community projects.
The competition is organised by the Suffolk Association of Local Councils.
The village has also scooped a prize and certificate for wildlife conservation from the Suffolk Wildlife Trust.