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Becoming a winner – the Rural Community Awards

2019-10-03T21:24:28+00:00

Ahead of the 2019 Rural Community Awards past winners have been reflecting on what their awards mean to them. In 2018 the Slapton Community Shop in Devon won the ‘Community Story of the Year’ Award. The award recognised the much deeper role the shop plays in supporting individuals and community life. Tracie Lange, [...]

Becoming a winner – the Rural Community Awards2019-10-03T21:24:28+00:00

Becoming an inspiration – the Rural Community Awards

2019-10-03T20:38:25+00:00

It's almost upon us - the Plunkett Foundation's Rural Community Awards 2019 - an annual celebration of the achievements of rural community businesses across the UK and a chance to inspire others. But what does it mean to be one of the recipients? Abi Johnson of Talking Shop in Oxfordshire, winner of the [...]

Becoming an inspiration – the Rural Community Awards2019-10-03T20:38:25+00:00

A visit to Islip village shop with The Prince’s Countryside Fund

2019-09-30T12:07:53+00:00

It was late afternoon in the summer holidays, when we visited to meet with Kate, and volunteers behind the counter at the small shop at Islip, and it was buzzing with activity.

A visit to Islip village shop with The Prince’s Countryside Fund2019-09-30T12:07:53+00:00

Community pubs and shops booming against backdrop of closures

2019-10-15T11:18:50+00:00

The Plunkett Foundation releases the 2019 ‘Better form of Business Reports’ on Community Pubs and Community Shops Across the UK more shops and pubs than ever are now in community ownership and are bucking the national trend of rural closures. Survival record of Community Pubs [...]

Community pubs and shops booming against backdrop of closures2019-10-15T11:18:50+00:00

A visit to Community Shops with The Prince’s Countryside Fund

2019-09-27T09:12:01+00:00

On the 14th August, a very wet day for the season, Aimee Evans from Plunkett and Helen Fagan, grants manager for The Prince’s Countryside Fund splashed through the rural roads of Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire to visit three community shops.

A visit to Community Shops with The Prince’s Countryside Fund2019-09-27T09:12:01+00:00