28th March 2015:
West Oxford Business Awards -
We had a lovely evening yesterday but sadly did not come home with a first prize in either category.
We have, however, returned with two splendid certificates which we were very proud to receive. One is for the retail category and the other for a micro business. We also had lots of support from fellow business people as well as being sort out by one of the judges who, in her words said we were just pipped at the post and encouraged us to try again next year.
We are sure that what makes us stand out is the support we get from the community which we value very highly. So, as ever, a big thank you from TVS to all of you who helped us get this far. Maybe we will see what happens next year!
The Tackley Village Shop has received a top award from The Plunkett Foundation in its first ever UK Rural Community Ownership Awards. Below is the press release issued by The Plunkett Foundation.
Five community shops and one co-
The Plunkett Foundation has announced the six winners of their first ever UK Rural Community Ownership Awards to celebrate the committed teams of people who come together to deliver vital services to their community whether a community land trust or wood, community shop or bookshop, café or co-
Peter Couchman, Chief Executive at Plunkett, said: "Congratulations to the six winners of the first ever Rural Community Ownership Awards. The awards recognise the wide range of rural social and community enterprises that help rural communities through community-
Winners of the awards are:
Category 1 -
Brockweir and Hewelsfield Village Shop, Gloucestershire
Category 2 -
Bentley Community Pub, Suffolk
Category 3 -
Tackley Community Shop, Oxfordshire
Category 4 -
Siop Gymunedol Pwllglas, Denbighshire
Category 5 -
Hampstead Norreys Community Shop, Berkshire
Category 6 -
Rowde Village Shop, Wiltshire
The efforts of these six communities have been recognised by the Plunkett Foundation who had shortlisted eighteen community-
Plunkett Foundation Rural Community Ownership Awards (http://www.communityshops.coop/csf-
The Plunkett Foundation (www.plunkett.co.uk) is the centre of expertise for rural communities across the UK looking to take control of the issues affecting them. Plunkett helps communities to set up enterprises in rural areas that are owned and led by those communities. We also support existing rural community enterprises by providing a range of support services. We do this by:
o Helping rural communities across the UK to set up and run community-
o Promoting and supporting the development of community food and farming enterprises
o Advocating and raising awareness amongst policy makers, support organisations and rural communities themselves of the ability of rural communities to take control through community-
Rural Community Ownership Awards winners:
Category 3 -
The team from Tackley Community Shop have won this award as they work collaboratively to ensure where ever possible they endeavour to supply local produce in order to minimise food miles and maximise support to local suppliers. The shop, along with the community hall and two churches applied for and were awarded funding for a British Gas Greenstreets project. 23% of the village households signed up to energy audits, monitored fuel consumption and made environmental modifications to their homes. The shop fitted solar panels to the shop premises which provides a feed-
Tackley Village Shop Business Awards and Nominations