10th Dec, 2016

Get nominating for 'rural Oscars'

Joshua Godfrey 30th Oct, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A RALLYING call has been made by Evesham’s MP to urge residents to nominate local businesses in the countryside’s answer to the Oscars.

The annual Countryside Alliance Awards, also dubbed the ‘Rural Oscars,’ are now open for public nomination with the aim of supporting and promoting rural communities.

Categories up for grabs include the Local Food Award, Village shop/Post Office Award, Butcher Award and the Rural Tourism Enterprise Award.

The ceremony will celebrate those who go the extra mile to ensure rural Britain’s food and farming industry, small businesses, traditional skills and enterprises can flourish.

Mr Huddleston said: “These awards are an excellent way to promote the local businessmen and women who are working hard to keep rural Britain thriving.

“Our local produce is second to none and there are many community heroes and businesses worthy of national recognition, so please get involved and nominate today.

“Let’s see if we can bring a British title home and tell a positive story about Mid Worcestershire.”

Regional winners will be announced in early 2016 with the grand final being held at the House of Lords in April where the overall champions will be crowned.

Visit www.countrysideallianceawards.org.uk for more information and to nominate.