COMMUNITY groups in Brantham have picked up their awards for improving the quality of life for residents in their village.

The 20 winners of Babergh District Council’s Community Achievement Awards were honoured for their contribution to community life.

The winners included the St Michaels and Brooklands Young Explorers Childcare Provision Fundraising Group and the Brantham Father Christmas Float Committee who picked up their awards at Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel.