CELEBRATIONS are underway after a village secured a truly inspiring award.

Enham Alamein village has been presented with The Most Inspiring Place Award by the Hampshire Association of Local Councils at its 2018 Hampshire Village of the Year Awards.

Following an application and competitive judging process, the village was named The Most Inspiring at an awards ceremony in Liss last month.

The village, which provides support to disabled and disadvantaged people through its connection to the charity the Enham Trust, was chosen due to its wide range of life enhancing services such as employment and training opportunities and accessible housing.

Heath Gunn, chief executive at Enham Trust, said: “We are delighted that the village of Enham Alamein has been recognised and awarded Most Inspiring Place.

“The essential work the trust and local parish council provides to its tenants and residents is life changing, and we are proud of our local community.”

The village of Enham Alamein was chosen as an innovative ‘Village Centre’ following the First World War, providing solace, rehabilitation and a home to injured servicemen, enabling them to find purpose, self-sustainment and happiness following their time at war.

Through Enham Trust’s stated aims of supporting disabled people to live a life focused on their ability, and dedication coming from the parish council and wider village, civic leaders says the village is still achieving the ambitions it set out to do almost 100 years ago.

Judging for the awards took place in August.

For more information, go to hampshirealc.org.uk.