A small Nottinghamshire village has been voted as one of the 10 best places to live in the Midlands by The Sunday Times.
Fiskerton-cum-Morton is a small settlement on the banks of the River Trent and it was praised for having a rather special “community spirit”.
Thanks to local residents, it now has some of the fastest broadband speeds in the UK after raising £100,000 and digging 12 miles of trenches to create their own 1,000 Mbps broadband service.
Fiskerton and Morton are two separate villages, but are in the same parish and the The Sunday Times was full of praise for it.
“Fiskerton-cum-Morton is home to a sports club, a horticultural club (you can tell by the well-tended front gardens) and a busy branch of the WI, which celebrates its centenary this year,” the paper said.
“All this takes place in a beautiful setting on the banks of the Trent — ideal for dog walks and mountain-biking (just don’t expect any mountains). There are two tempting gastropubs, the Bromley, on the river, and the Full Moon.”
Both the primary and secondary school in Southwell, the nearby town, were also deemed as outstanding by Ofsted.
Warwickshire’s Shipston-upon-Stour was named regional winner, with York taking the top accolade of overall winner.