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Success for Dorset Village Store

Broadwindsor Runners Up

8:15am 9th July 2014

It's only been open for just a year and Broadwindsor Community Stores has been named runner up in a national competition.

The shop which runs from the old telephone exchange in Drimpton Road came second in the "better services" category at the UK Rural Ownership Awards, run by the Plunkett Foundation.

Fraser Hughes, shop committee chairman, said: "Plunkett received a large number of entries from across the UK for the awards. Obviously we are disappointed not to win, but the standard was very high, so to be even runner-up is a massive achievement for the shop and everyone associated with it. Hopefully we will enter again next year and go one better."

The awards were held for the first time this year to celebrate the committed teams of people who deliver vital services to their community, whether land trusts, woods, shops, bookshops, café or co-operative pub.

Peter Couchman, chief executive at Plunkett, said the awards recognised the wide range of rural and community enterprises that help rural communities through community ownership to take control of the issues affecting them.

"It has been a difficult task to pick winners from the enterprises shortlisted as each and every one of them is fantastic in their own right."

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