Chalfont St Peter has been crowned one of Bucks' best kept villages following an annual county-wide competition.

The picturesque village scooped the coveted Pushman Cup for villages with a population of more than 3,000, with Haddenham the runner up. 

In the Michaelis Cup, which covers small towns, Marlow was narrowly beaten to the title by Winslow. 

The village of Cuddington, in Aylesbury Vale, was awarded the Sword of Excellence as the best overall winner.

The annual Best Kept Village competition is sponsored by George Browns and Bucks County Council with support from district councils including Chiltern and Wycombe.

Chris Brown, from George Browns, said: "The villages and small towns which participate are taking pride in their surroundings, making them more attractive places for people to live, for tourists to visit and for people to do business.

"In Buckinghamshire we are blessed with vibrant, well-kept villages and we all share the responsibility for protecting and improving them, for current and future generations.”

The cups will be presented in the winning villages by Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, Lord Lieutenant on Saturday, September 16.

Richard Pushman, chairman of the Best Kept Village competition, added: “Our popular Best Kept Village Competition highlights the great community activity that goes on in our lovely Buckinghamshire villages.

"It is a great way to recognise the contribution of many who give their time and effort to showcase and enhance their local environment. The Best Kept Village competition is not just for ‘pretty’ villages – we want to see communities where everyone makes an effort to keep their surroundings well maintained.

"The competition is a good opportunity for villages to celebrate all the positive aspects of life in their village and we warmly congratulate this year’s winners for their superb efforts.

The full list of winners is as follows: 

Oving - winner of the Gurney Cup (villages with a population of 500 and under).

Ludgershall, runner-up.

Cuddington,  winner of the Morris Cup (villages with a population of 500 – 1500).

Castlethorpe, runner-up.

Stewkley, winner of the DeFraine Cup (villages with a population 1501 – 3000).

Seer Green, runner-up.

Chalfont St Peter, winner of the Pushman Cup (villages with a population over 3000).

Haddenham, runner-up.

Winslow, winner of the Michaelis Cup (small towns).

Marlow, runner-up.

Hanslope, winner of the Tindall Cup (2016 cup winners).

Weedon, runner-up.

Cuddington, awarded the Sword of Excellence as the best overall winner.

The Dashwood Trophy for the best runner-up - Castlethorpe.

Oving - Community Trophy winner.