Rural Oscars: Which 6 branches are regional winners?

Rural Oscars: Which 6 branches are regional winners?

Congratulations to the six Post Offices named regional winners in the 2019 Countryside Alliance Awards, or Rural Oscars – a great achievement!

Region Regional winner
Yorkshire Barton Village Store and Post Office
Wales Llangurig Post Office and Village Shop
South West England Ashburton Post Office
North West England Sutton General Store and Post Office
North East England Cornhill on Tweed Shop, Café and Post Office
East of England Orford General Store and Post Office

How they got there

  • The Countryside Alliance Awards are in their 14th year
  • Over 17,000 nominations were received, for categories important to countryside communities: Village Shop/Post Office, Rural enterprise, Pub, Butcher and Local Food/Drink.
  • There were 24 shortlisted Post Offices recognised in the first round, a great achievement for these outstanding branches.
  • The judges visited all the shortlisted stores, to see their great customer experience and retail expertise first hand.
  • Judges then picked regional winners for each of the categories, including our favourite, Village shop/ Post Office.

Post Offices bring people together

All but two regional champions in this category have Post Offices, showing that a Post Office and a retail store make a great combination, a vibrant community hub bringing local people together.

Regional finalists get invited by the Countryside Alliance to an awards evening in at the Houses of Parliament in June, to recognise and celebrate their hard work.

Well done and good luck!

To see profiles of the proud regional winners, visit Countryside-Alliance.org/our work/campaigns/caawards.