A SCHEME which loans scooters and motorcycles to help people get to work is in the running for an award.
A COUNTY council has backed a call for action to stem the flow of young people from rural areas.
A FORMER church building will be turned into a village shop thanks to a community assets fund.
THE government has unveiled £25m in funding to provide hundreds of minibuses for rural communities.
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THE government is inviting views from rural stakeholders before updating its deprivation indices.
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A £2m intiative has helped create and save more than 183km of public rights of way.
DISCOUNTS are available for a major rural policy conference examining demands placed on the countryside.
Ahead of its final report in January, the commission has published this interim report which calls for decisions over taxation, the retention of business rates, housing, infrastructure and transport to be devolved to county areas as well as cities.
Independent Commission on Local Government Finance (Autumn 2014)
This interim report summarises consultation responses from local councils and sets out early proposals for making local areas more independent, and creating a clearer link between where money is raised and where it is spent.
New Local Government Network (October 2014)
The incoming government of May 2015 should make a firm statement that it rules out the re-organisation of two tier local authorities into unitary authorities for at least the duration of that Parliament.