Torridge leader shortlisted for rural award

Torridge District Council leader James Morrish has been shortlisted for the Countryside Alliance's Rural Vision Award. The award recognises individuals in public life who have championed the countryside and its communities over the past year and made a si

Torridge District Council leader James Morrish has been shortlisted for the Countryside Alliance's Rural Vision Award.The award recognises individuals in public life who have championed the countryside and its communities over the past year and made a significant contribution to rural life. The shortlist has been compiled following nominations by the public to theCountryside Alliance's London offices since September last year.A spokesperson from the Countryside Alliance said: "The countryside is one of our nation's great assets and these awards are designed to celebrate the spirit and determination of the people and businesses that contribute so much to the thriving rural communities. We received over 2,500 nominations this year, which demonstrates the high esteem in which all those who have been nominated and their work, is held."Councillor Morrish said: "The countryside is a very important part of my life and the communities that are based in our rural parts are second to none. I am honoured to have been nominated and thrilled to be shortlisted. In the meantime I will continue to work hard for those who live in rural districts like ours of Torridge."The winners of all of the Countryside Alliance awards will be announced at a House of Lords reception on March 18. All regional winners have been invited to attend.


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