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.

Region

Branch

Yorkshire

Barton Post Office & Village Shop

 

Burton Leonard Post Office

 

Cawthorne Post Office

 

Huby Post Office, Barkers of Huby Village Shop

Wales

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

Midlands

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!

To find out more, visit countryside-alliance.org/campaigns/caawards