Statement from Meon Valley MP Sir George Hollingbery on Bishop’s Waltham being announced as the Hampshire Association of Local Councils 2019 winner of the Fuller’s Village of the Year award

“This accolade is very well deserved indeed and thanks must go to all those people who are so active in making Bishop’s Waltham a great place to live and one that is able to embrace change and expansion, but still keep such a good community spirit.

“When I visit, I am always impressed with its friendliness and the range of services and shops it has in the centre, plus the sheer number of events that take place over the year. When high street retailers and community events are under pressure, it’s nice to see the support local people give to them every year.”