Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Countryside Alliance awards - Northumberland leads the way

Great news that so many of our local shops and businesses are recognised in the awards; I have been to several of the established providers like the outstanding Blagdon Farm Shop [truly amazing sausages / bacon on sale there], but have not yet visited the nominated Bardon Mill Village Store and Tea Room. The other nominees are:
• North Acomb Farm Shop, Stocksfield
• Blagdon Farm Shop, Seaton Burn
• Zen Baker,
• Wyld Fire,

The regional finals of the competition will be announced in March 2014, before going forward to compete against winners from Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the other English regions in the final. We will be celebrating the success of all winners at a reception at the House of Lords on 30 April 2014, where the overall winners of the competition will be announced. I look forward to welcoming the winners to the House of Lords in April