Warmingham has been announced as the winner of Cheshire Constabulary′s Village Community Safety Award for 2012.
The award was presented to representatives of the village by Chief Inspector Paul Carroll at the Community Pride Awards Ceremony at Middlewich Civic Hall on Thursday 4 October 2012.
Ch Insp Carroll said: "I am sure there will be more challenges ahead, but their performance in this competition proves that Warmingham will meet those in the same positive manner. They are to be congratulated on their success."
The accolade, which was introduced in 2001, is designed to celebrate and promote community spirit, ingenuity and the combined hard work of professionals and volunteers within the community.
A number of villages had been identified as candidates for the award due to their high levels of community involvement and engagement, in addition to the steps they were taking to prevent crime and improve safety measures.
Warmingham, a small village in Cheshire East in the valley of the river Wheelock, was selected as the winner of the award for their excellent initiatives and high standards of upkeep. They were commended for the appearance of gardens, shop fronts and public places, as well as an absence of litter and graffiti and adequate provision of litter receptacles.
The judges also noted the low levels of anti-social behaviour and evidence of crime reduction measures such as Home Watch, CCTV, lighting of public areas and traffic calming measures.