Heart of the Village

Village boundary change could be dropped
30 November 2017
A backlash against changing a village boundary to make it part of a Norfolk town could result in the plan being dropped. (Diss Mercury)

New bus services provide rural boost
29 November
MAJOR improvements are to take place to bus services across the county after an extra £1million was made available to target rural links. (Lancashire Telegraph)


Community given cash to buy local pub

23 November 2017
A plan to "revitalise a community" by buying the local pub has been given a grant to make it a reality. (BBC Online)


Tiptree still in the market for private security

24 November 2017
A VILLAGE boss says employing private security officers is “much cheaper” than shelling out for police community support officers or special constables. (Essex County Standard)


Consultation on return of post office services

4 November 2017
A PUBLIC consultation is to take place about restoring post office services to two villages. (Leader Live)


Cable-laying drone wires up remote Welsh village

11 November 2017
A community group has taken a further step towards making itself the most self-sufficient place in Britain – by taking over their only petrol station to save it from closure. (The Times)

Cable-laying drone wires up remote Welsh village
30 November 2017
A drone has helped bring superfast broadband services to an isolated Welsh village. (BBC Online)

New contract for recycling village
18 November 2017
Council chiefs have named a waste management giant to take over the running of its recycling village. (Shields Gazette)

Campaigners ‘extremely disappointed’ about closure of post office
14 November 2017
The only Post Office in Brantham will close, despite an impassioned campaign by villagers and councillors to save it. (EADT)

Villagers encouraged to pay respects at Remembrance services
6 November 2017
Residents are "welcome with open arms" to pay their respects to fallen servicemen and women at local Remembrance Day services. (Grimsby Telegraph)

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