Sunday, 26 October 2014 22:50

'Vital' rural role ahead of cold weather

VOLUNTARY and community groups have a vital role in helping rural residents cope with cold weather, says a report.

Sunday, 26 October 2014 22:11

Grants open for neighbourhood planning

A GRANT scheme to encourage neighbourhood planning has opened for applications.

Friday, 24 October 2014 22:49

Archbishop wants 'radical' rural leaders

THE Archbishop of Canterbury has urged rural church leaders to be 'brave' and 'radical' – particularly with reference to shared leadership.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 09:54

Road safety campaign wins rural support

One of England's biggest counties is backing a national campaign to promote rural road safety.

Friday, 03 October 2014 12:18

Village halls struggle to find volunteers

VILLAGE halls are struggling to find new recruits to manage the buildings, reveals a study.

Thursday, 18 September 2014 07:56

Minister backs 'early oil' campaign

RURAL residents are being urged to save money by stocking up on heating oil before winter.

Thursday, 18 September 2014 03:26

Families priced out of housing market

HOUSE prices are rising so much that soon only the wealthiest people will be able to buy their own home, says a report.

Monday, 15 September 2014 10:14

Affordable housing threshold under fire

THE Rural Services Network has urged the government to abandon proposals to exempt smaller developments from affordable housing requirements.

Monday, 15 September 2014 09:13

Planning measures 'will protect countryside'

NEW planning measures aim to ensure greater fairness while protecting the countryside from unauthorised traveller sites, says the government.

Sunday, 07 September 2014 22:13

MP slams 'threat' to affordable housing

A RURAL MP has called on the government to drop a plan to limit new affordable homes being built in small communities.

Monday, 01 September 2014 13:11

Call to end fly-grazing 'scourge'

RURAL leaders have called on the government to help prevent the illegal grazing of horses in the countryside.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 19:43

Road safety show tours Sussex

CONCERNS over road safety in rural Sussex will be addressed in a seroes of road shows.

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