Rural Achievement Awards 2018

Posted: Mon, 26 Feb 2018 10:54

Rural Achievement Awards 2018

The Rural Community Council have launched the Leicestershire & Rutland Rural Achievement Awards 2018.

The Rural Achievement Awards are now entering their second year and aim to promote and support strong, forward thinking and well connected rural communities and highlight Leicestershire and Rutland as an excellent place to live, visit, work and do business.

Winners from the 2017 Rural Achievement Awards were:

Fleckney Community Library, Taste Harborough, Measham Youth Centre, One Kegworth, HERBS Rural Broadband, Steve Cramp from Mountsorrel Railway. A lifetime achievement award was also presented to Andrew Granger for his commitment and services to rural Leicestershire.

They will be celebrating at an Awards Evening on 11th October 2018 aimed at recognising the achievements of individuals, community organisations, businesses and groups active within rural communities.

The categories for the 2018 Rural Achievement Awards are:

Best Community Building
Best Community Library
Community Engagement Award
Rural Business Award
Rural Service Award
Unsung Hero Award
Young People's Award

By giving awards across these categories the Rural Community Council aims to celebrate and promote the outstanding diversity of activity that is driven by people living and working within rural areas of Leicestershire and Rutland.

Entries for the 2018 Awards are now open and should be submitted no later than Monday 30th April 2018. If you are interested in entering or know of an excellent project, service, organisation or individual within Leicestershire & Rutland that you would like to see receive an award please visit or email for more information.

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