The 2016 Rural Oscars are now officially “open for business” so please nominate now. These are the twelfth annual Countryside Alliance Awards which were launched to give rural businesses and communities a voice and a platform. We have the best produce in the world and the most passionate farmers, growers and butchers. We also have some inspiring entrepreneurs who deserve the spotlight. Our Village Shop/ Post Office has always been popular, rewarding as it does the efforts of village shops to survive and thrive and to give their customers somewhere to shop, gossip and find help or support where it’s needed.