PROUD Haughton villagers were handed their trophy for winning the Best Kept Village competition for the third year running.
Haughton scooped the best large village award across the county and Stafford district in this year’s contest.
And the trophy was presented to the village during a special event at Haughton Village Hall on Friday.
Dr David Owen OBE, chairman of Rubery Holdings, presented the trophy to Derek Warbrick, who led the working group. The Mayor of Stafford Borough, Councillor Angela Loughran was also at the presentation.
Winning in 2013 has marked a major achievement for the village - a hat-trick of victories.
When the results were announced in August Mike Allen, chairman of Haughton Parish Council said it had been a terrific village effort and everyone was surprised as the idea of winning for a third time seemed a long way away.
He added: “Everyone contributed in their own way and it really has been the culmination of a lot of hard work and effort.”
The Best Kept Village competition is organised annually by the Community Council of Staffordshire.
Weston was joint second place with Yarnfield in the Stafford district and Burston was first in the small village category.