Heart of the Village

Good Neighbour Scheme strengthens community ties

13 September 2017

A new strategy to improve the lives of older people living in Daventry District is already paying dividends.  (Daventry District Council)


Backlash over plans to close down the village surgery

4 August 2017

A campaign has been launched to save a village GP surgery which his under threat of closure.  (Wakefield Express)


Delight as Post Office services return to Llandinam

11 August 2017

Post Office services have returned to Llandinam, two years on from the closure of the village’s branch. (County Times)


Bus firm set to cover axed village services

10 July 2017

A bus company is extending its route to reach villages that could otherwise have been left without any bus service. (Newark Advertiser)


Campaign to save village train services

26 July 2017

A campaign has been launched to save a village train service amid plans for cuts by rail operators. (County Times)


Plan to relocate services gets council backing

13 July 2017

Cambridgeshire County Council is planning to house the village’s library, youth centre, children’s centre and early help services under one roof. (Hunts Post)


Bus routes face changes with cuts to village stops

16 August 2017

Several key bus routes into Hemel Hempstead town centre face changes that will be introduced from August. (Hemel Today)


£35,000 needed to keep village playground open

10 August

A GROUP of volunteers responsible for a village playground say they need urgent help raising £35,000 or the facility could be lost completely. (Cambrian News)


Village hall funding bid clears vital hurdle

25 July 2017

Dreams of a new village hall for a Chester community have taken a significant step towards becoming a reality. (Chester Chronicle)


Best kept village finalists revealed

26 July 2017

RESULTS for the first round of Wiltshire’s Best Kept Village Competition have been announced following inspections of volunteer efforts in 39 villages across the county. (Gazette & Herald)


Post Office bosses hope to reinstate village service

13 July 2017

POST Office bosses say the are looking at options to reinstate services in Kinver village following the closure of the High Street facility. (Stourbridge News)


Village comes together for return of annual fete

5 July 2017

The organisers of Brampton Village Fete said the “excellent” public support for this year’s event helped make it a resounding success. (Hunts Post)


Village prepares for annual 10k Challenge

7 July 2017

Organisers are busy preparing for the 2017 Cornwood 10k Challenge and Fun Run to be held in Cornwood Square. (South Hams Today)


Village Hall gets anti-vandal paint

9 August 2017

A VILLAGE hall has been covered with anti-climb paint after youths climbed on its roof to smash tiles. (Maldon Standard)


Fighting fund formed to combat new village

14 August 2017

Thousands of pounds have been pledged in days by residents to fight the threat of Braintree and Stebbing Green merging. (Dunmow Broadcast)


Yorkshire Dales village saved by scarecrows

20 August 2017

The Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival is said to be the biggest of its kind in the country. (The Telegraph)


Village hen racing event like a 'Monty Python sketch'

7 August 2017

A village pub has hosted the 29th World Hen Racing Championships which has been described as the "Monty Python of events". (BBC Online)

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