Rural Oscars: 24 branches make regional shortlist

Rural Oscars: 24 branches make regional shortlist

With the entertainment news full of headlines about Oscar nominations, we take a look at some awards a bit closer to home.

We were pleased to find out that 24 Post Offices have made it onto this year’s regional shortlist of the Rural Oscars, or Countryside Alliance Awards.

The Countryside Alliance Awards are in their 14th year and over 17,000 nominations were received. Businesses could be nominated for categories important to countryside communities: Village Shop/Post Office, Rural enterprise, Pub, Butcher and Local Food/Drink.

See who is shortlisted in the Village Shop/Post Office category in your area.




Barton Post Office & Village Shop


Burton Leonard Post Office


Cawthorne Post Office


Huby Post Office, Barkers of Huby Village Shop


Blaenavon Post Office


Llangurig Post Office


Llangwm Post Office & Cleddau Stores

South West England

Ashburton Post Office


Blisland Community Shop & Post Office


Stogumber Post Office


Tisbury Post Office

South East England

Blake's Kitchen/ Clanfield Post Office


Fittleworth Shop, Post Office & Restaurant

North West England

Diggle Post Office


Sutton Post Office & Store

North East England

Cornhill-on-Tweed Shop, café and Post Office


Cotherstone Post Office/Teesdale Supply Store


Middleton St George Post Office


Betley Post Office & Village Stores


Sulgrave Post Office & Village Shop


Wormelow Post Office, Carrot & Wine Stores

East of England

Garboldisham Post Office/Stores


Houghton Post Office /Houghton & Wyton Community Shop


Orford Post Office

The next stage is for the Countryside Alliance judges to visit these Post Office's, from March to May, to really get a feel for the great things they do. They will pick regional champions for the 5 categories, who will be invited to the main award evening in June at the Houses of Parliament.

To all of the regional finalists in the 2019 Countryside Alliance Awards, well done for getting through to this stage and good luck!

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