Heart of the Village

Bid for 100 new homes in villages sparks safety fear

5 January 2018
Roads in a cluster of rural villages could be made more dangerous if more than 100 new homes are built in the area, residents have warned. (EDP24)


Village 'decimated' by bank closures

4 January 2018
A rural community has suffered a noticeable decline as a direct result of the loss of HSBC and Yorkshire Bank. (iNews)

Affordable homes village could ease housing crisis

14 December 2017
Proposals have been launched for a new ‘Garden Village’ housing community that could provide around 1753 new homes. (BQ Live)


Pub is home to first village shop in over 30 years
18 January 2017
After an absence of more than three decades, a village in Suffolk is welcoming the launch of a new village shop at the Oyster Inn, boosted by a grant from People’s Postcode Lottery. (Morning Advertiser)


Aberporth aims to be first plastic-free village 

16 December 2017
Residents in Aberporth have their sights set on becoming the first plastic-free village in Wales.
(Cambrian News)


New funds to keep village Post Offices afloat

9 January 2018
EXTRA funding will help secure the future of rural Post Offices throughout the borough, says Rugby and Bulkington MP Mark Pawsey. (Rugby Observer)


Peldon's only bus service is under threat

10 January 2018
VILLAGERS are up in arms amidst fears the only bus serving their village could be axed in under six weeks. (Gazette News)


Funding for ‘heart-of-the-community’ post offices welcomed

9 January 2017
An announcement that the government is to invest £370m to extend Post Office opening hours, cut queue times and protect rural branches has been welcomed. (Cambrian News).


Rural bus routes on their way to better city links

6 December 2017
New bus routes starting in Lancashire will see public transport restored to a number of villages, and more frequent services making travel much easier on other routes. (Lancashire Post)


Northamptonshire care village gets the go ahead
8 January 2018
Plans for a Northamptonshire care village which will create at least 300 jobs have been unveiled. (Daventry Express)


Cumbrians awarded for their services
2 January 2018
SEVERAL South Lakes people are among those recognised in the New Year's Honours this year.(Westmorland Gazette)


Fears over future of GP services after closures and mergers

12 January 2018
Fears have been raised for the future of GP services after figures revealed that 280 practices in England have either closed or merged in just 18 months. (Yorkshire Post)


Community raises £30,000 for new village shop
4 December 2017
Slapton in Devon is gearing up to have a new village shop in the New Year. (Kingsbridge Today)


Village hall volunteers to be thanked

18 January 2018
CUMBRIANS have been invited to celebrate their village halls during the first ever national celebration of the buildings. (Westmorland Gazette)

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