Motcombe Villagers’ Valentine’s Surprise – Is This Britain’s Kindest Village?

Once again, Motcombe has lived up to its reputation as a caring, inclusive community. Locals have baked 1,500 Valentine’s cupcakes – one for every villager.

A group set up to support self-isolating residents has delivered the cakes to every doorstep.

The exercise, devised by Motcombe charity fundraiser Andy Johnston, required mapping every home in the village and using local knowledge to record how many residents live in each property. Barney Mauleverer tells Alfred that ‘Operation Valentine Smile’ has even catered for locals with special dietary needs.