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MP announces results of Rutland and Melton's favourite independent shop awards

Rutland and Melton MP Alicia Kearns has announced the winners of her competition to find the best independent shop in Rutland and Melton.

The competition, which received more than one hundred nominations and over a thousand votes from the public, was a celebration of the independent shops that make the communities of her constituency a great place to live.

The overall winner of the competition was Melton's own Fox Lots based in King Street in Melton.

Foxy Lots in Melton Mowbray was crowned the overall winner. Photo: NEMM.

Commenting on the results the Member of Parliament said: "Congratulations to every winner, runner up and nominee, particularly Foxy Lots in Melton, now officially Rutland and Melton’s Favourite Independent Shop!

“I’ve been struck by how much love there is in our communities for shops – and the stories that residents have told me about how important these institutions are to their communities really show how special our area is.

“People reporting the death of the High Street are very much wrong – it’s with shops like these show that the heart of our communities."

The winners and runners up for all the categories are as follows:


Winner - Foxy Lots - Melton

Beauty and Pampering

Winner - The Beauty Studio - Melton

Runner Up – Beauty Box - Melton

Runner Up in the Beauty category, Beauty Box, in Melton. Photo: NEMM


Winner - Derek Jones – Melton

Runner Up – Leeson’s Butchers - Oakham


Winner - Off the Beaten Path – Melton

Runner Up – Potting Shed Café - Melton

Children and Babies

Winner - Little Rayn - Melton

Runner Up – Melton Toys - Melton

Clothing and Accessories

Winner - Baubles and Bangles – Melton

Runner Up - White Boutique - Melton

Craft and Hobby

Winner - Wool Zone - Oakham

Runner Up – Eco Emporium - Rutland

Farm and Produce

Winner - Hilltop Farm Shop – Melton

Runner Up – Farmer Lou’s - Melton

Food and Drink

Winner - Melton Cheeseboard - Melton

Runner Up - Hambleton Bakery - Oakham

Winner in the 'other' category, Melton Sports, in King Street. Photo: NEMM

Gifts and Stationary

Winner - Foxy Lots - Melton

Runner Up – Luna Rayn - Melton

Home and Garden

Winner - Grange Garden Centre - Melton

Runner Up - Gates Garden Centre - Cold Overton


Winner – Melton Sports – Melton

Runner Up – Rutland Late Night Pharmacy - Oakham

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