Countryside AwardsSeptember 2, 2010
Aylesbury MP David Lidington is urging the local community to get involved in the sixth annual Countryside Alliance Awards, which are now open to public nomination. Everyone who supports rural businesses, produce, and communities is strongly encouraged to nominate their favourites, and to help the South of England claim another national title.
The Awards, nicknamed the ‘Rural Oscars’, are the Countryside Alliance’s celebration of communities, produce, enterprise, and rural heritage. Voted for by the public, they applaud those who routinely go the extra mile for their community, and who help to promote rural life.
In the Awards’ five years the South of England has taken two national titles and won three commendations, meaning it is in second place on the Awards Leader Board out of the 12 competing regions.
The Award categories are:
- Local Food Award
- Village Shop/ Post Office Award
- Enterprise Award
- Daily Telegraph Traditional Business Award
- Butcher Award
- Hunter Rural Hero of 2010 (16 years and over)
- Hunter Rural Hero of 2010 (15 years and under)
- The Grassroots Award for the Countryside Alliance member who has done the most to further our campaigning work
‘These Awards are a terrific way to promote the local businesses of Aylesbury and the surrounding villages. Our local produce is second to none, so I do urge people in the area to get involved and nominate today. I really do believe that Buckinghamshire has a very strong chance of winning an award.’
Countryside Alliance South of England Regional Director Sara Rutherford said:
‘The Awards really do have a feelgood factor that gives a boost to everyone involved. The region has produce, skills, and community spirit of which to be proud, and I look forward to this year’s crop of diverse and inspiring nominations.’
Cast your vote at www.countrysideallianceawards.co.uk
by Friday 22nd October.