Bill Wiggin, MP for North Herefordshire, has today expressed his delight after two businesses in the constituency have been nominated for Countryside Alliance Awards.

Yarpole Community Shop & Post Office and Mortimers Cross Inn are both amongst the Midlands regional finalists for this year’s ‘Rural Oscars’.

Bill commented:

“I am delighted to see that these deserving businesses are being recognised by the Countryside Alliance. The Rural Oscars give a great platform to our rural businesses and communities and everybody who is familiar with these businesses knows how central they are to the communities they serve and how vital they are to the local economy.

I wish both the Yarpole Community Shop and the Mortimer’s Cross Inn the best of luck in the upcoming awards, and continued success going forward”.

Regional winners of the ‘Rural Oscars’ will be announced in May of this year, when they will then compete against other winners from across the country.