Residents recycle 30,000t of waste (Braintree & Witham Times)
Low cost housing threat in Midhurst and Petworth (Midhurst & Petworth Observer)
Young farmers urged to attend rural crime event (Farming Life)
PSNI on board for UFU rural crime event (Farming Life)
National recognition for rural liaison team (Kent Police)
Cash prize for recycling champions (Derbyshire Dales District Council)
Concern that affordable homes will vanish (Chelmsford Weekly News)
Minister urged to protect rural affordable homes (Cheshire Community Action)
'Proposal will limit new affordable rural homes' (Yorkshire Post)
Union launches 2014 rural crime conference (Farming Life)
Concern that affordable homes will vanish (Maldon Standard)
Nominations welcomed for crime awards (The Smallholder)
County entrants will feature in rural crime awards (Hereford Times)
REGULAR postal deliveries to remote communities must continue, the Rural Services Network has warned.
FIRE and rescue authorities will receive £75m to work together in a move the government says will improve efficiency while saving public money.
RURAL communities across North Dorset will benefit from faster broadband next year, says the local council.
ARE living, working rural landscapes integral to economic growth? Jessica Sellick investigates.
County Councils Network, September 2014
"The Government must champion County Council Network Councils as the most appropriate lead on public service transformation in county areas" - another call for decentralisation and a financial settlement for local government that matches the five year span of the Spending Review period.
IPPR, September 2014
Arguing that a centralised state is no longer fit for purpose, the authors outline the key arguments against increasing local powers (lack of competency and capacity at local level, the risk of creating a postcode lottery, complexity and ultimately a disinterested public) and then set about dismantling these objections.