Judges love the Linby look

Residents of Linby are celebrating after another Best Kept Village accolade.

Linby beat 35 rivals to the title of Best Kept Village in the Category D award in the competition run by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE).

Sponsored by Wilkinson, villages are judged on appearance, cleanliness and overall community spirit.

The village will receive a cheque for £125 along with a framed certificate and a sign that will be presented to the village at a special ceremony on 13 November.

Some of the comments by the judges included that the village was “all around excellent” and that there was no litter in the streams.

Parish council chairman Bob Brothwell said: “It’s absolutely fantastic news.

“We have now won it three times in the period I have been chairman, which 16 years.

“A lot of effort has gone in to looking after the village and the parish council has been able to step in when other authorities have cut back on servies.”

Gedling borough councillor Patricia Andrews, who represents the Linby area, said: “We are delighted to win this prestigious award and I would like to thank all of the residents of the local community, especially the members of the parish council for all their efforts putting the submission together.”