It’s great to see recognition, in the form of two recent awards, for Community Online, the service which covers the ‘three villages’ of Gobowen, St Martin’s and Weston Rhyn villages in Shropshire.

We started work there with residents about a year ago as part of our project with the Big Lottery Fund. After a hesitant start the site really benefited from the efforts of Lee Barnfield, Maggie Rowlands and several others who have made it a lively, well-respected and relevant online channel.

In April, the site received a DO IT Award from UnLtd, and today it has been announced that they have won a Media Trust Inspiring Voices award.

Warm congratulations to all involved!