Latest News

Monday, 08 November 2010 16:29

Website reveals government plans

DAVID Cameron has launched a government website detailing departmental business plans and goals.

Sunday, 07 November 2010 16:34

Leaders welcome planning pledge

RURAL business leaders have welcomed government plans to streamline planning rules.

Sunday, 07 November 2010 11:44

Call to reduce impact of cuts

LOCAL authorities are being urged to reduce the impact of spending cuts by working closely with community and voluntary groups.

Sunday, 07 November 2010 11:08

Archbishop fears for rural services

THE Archbishop of Canterbury has warned the government against cutting vital rural services.

Friday, 05 November 2010 07:29

Volunteers to deliver services

VOLUNTARY and community groups will be encouraged to deliver public services under plans to be unveiled by the government.

Monday, 01 November 2010 07:52

Unveiled: Plan for local growth

THE government's Local Growth White Paper recognises the importance of the rural economy, say business leaders.

Friday, 29 October 2010 09:22

LEPs: Rural winners and losers

THE government has unveiled the first 24 local enterprise partnerships it hopes will drive economic growth across England.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010 20:45

Extra funding for village halls

RURAL communities are set to benefit from extra funding for community buildings, including village halls.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010 01:00

Schools have vital rural role - report

VILLAGE schools play a key role in enabling families to access rural services, says a report.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010 14:52

'Greenest pub' reopens at last

A HEREFORDSHIRE pub dubbed the greenest pub in England has reopened after being closed for five years.

Monday, 25 October 2010 11:12

Innovate and save, councils urged

LOCAL authorities are being urged to take an innovative approach to services following the government's spending review.

Monday, 25 October 2010 10:55

Building the Big Society

The challenge when building the big Society will be reaching those with the weakest social networks, writes Brian Wilson.

Latest tweets


Sign up for latest news
To keep up-to-date with rural issues affecting your community, sign up to our newsletters here.
Security Notice
If you have any doubts at all regarding e mails from us at any time please feel free to ring us 01822 851370. We are only too glad to confirm validity.


Unlocking digital potential
A consultation on 'Unlocking Rural Britain's Digital Potential' has been launched. More details here

Brexit module

For information about the full implications and the repercussions on rural areas click here

BBC Countryfile Magazine

Countryfile magazine
For the latest issue of BBC Countryfile magazine, click here

funding module website

Fairer Funding
For our Fairer Funding campaign information click here


For analysis and comment on key rural services, click here.


Local Authority pages
To access tailored information on your local authority, click here