A PARISH council chairman has spoken of his pride over his award-winning village.
Abbots Bromley has been named the best large village in East Staffordshire in the Community Council of Staffordshire's Best Kept Village awards.
Chairman Roger Jarman said: "It is very good news and it is nice for all the people who worked hard to keep the village looking attractive.
"People have put a lot of effort into making their window boxes and hanging baskets look attractive and it looks wonderful.
"We also got the special commendation for taking part for 50 years, which is again excellent.
"We have only just found out about winning, so not many people know yet, but I know that people will be really pleased because the village does look good and it is nice to be recognised.
"I would like to say a big thank you as when you look at the hanging baskets and window boxes they do look absolutely superb as we don't tend to have many front gardens in Abbots Bromley.
"I think the village does tend to look superb all year round as people do make the effort, not just for Best Kept Village but all the time."