Countryside Alliance Awards


Dave Hull named ‘Rural Hero’ at the 2016 Rural Oscars receives his award from Guy Opperman MP

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Dave Hull, who runs both the Blanchland Shop and Post Office, and The Old Village Shop in Edmundbyers Northumberland, was awarded with his Countryside Alliance Awards prize on Friday 6 October by local MP Guy Opperman. The 2016 Countryside Alliance Awards, nicknamed the ‘Rural Oscars’, saw Mr Hull win a “Rural Hero” award in recognition…

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2017 “Rural Oscars” will open to nominations in September

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The 2017 Countryside Alliance Awards, nicknamed the “Rural Oscars”, will open to public nominations in September. The 13th annual awards will once again give farmers, butchers, village shops and small businesses a platform from which to tell their stories, and they will need the support of their customers to help propel them to the top…

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Isle of Wight Dairy Farm wins Clarissa Dickson Wright legacy award

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The Clarissa Dickson Wright legacy award was presented at Parliament on 22nd March 2017 by farmer, entrepreneur, founder of Borough Market and friend of Clarissa, Peter Gott. Peter, who farms at Sillfield in Cumbria, was the inaugural winner of the Award (it has subsequently also been won by Peelham Farm on the Scottish Borders and…

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The Rural Oscars go to……

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On 22nd March 2017 the 2016 Countryside Alliance Awards, nicknamed the Rural Oscars, were handed out by the Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom MP at a Parliamentary reception.  Businesses from across England and Wales, who had already won their regional title, came to Westminster to find out if they had taken the national title. Shortly after the…

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Spring 2017 membership magazine now online

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The Countryside Alliance’s Spring 2017 magazine is now online. Below is the Editor’s welcome letter outlining the content: Download now 2017 is something of a numbers game. Fresh from celebrating 350 years of the Cottesmore Hunt (p44) we now move on to the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust’s silver anniversary (p36) which will  see a series of…

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Rural Oscars champions for the Midlands

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The Rural Oscars Champions for the Midlands in the 2016 Countryside Alliance Awards (aka the Rural Oscars) have been announced. Businesses from Warwickshire, Derbyshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire have taken top honours and will now head to Parliament in March for the British finals and a shot at national glory. The Awards are the…

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