Tuesday, 28 July 2015 19:39

Communities 'in control of local area'

A FURTHER 250 communities are taking greater control of local issues, says the government.

Monday, 27 July 2015 00:00

Budget brings woe for village halls

VILLAGE halls face higher running costs due to inadvertent consequences from this summer's Budget.

Thursday, 23 July 2015 20:43

Village halls receive council support

More than £60,000 has been awarded to help village halls support rural communities in the south of England.

Monday, 20 July 2015 10:49

'Deep concern' at Right-to-Buy plan

Rural experts have voiced "deep concern" at plans to extend the Right to Buy to housing association tenants.

Wednesday, 08 July 2015 07:47

Homes shortage threatens rural future

A SHORTAGE of affordable homes is pricing local young people and families out of the countryside, the government has been warned.

Sunday, 05 July 2015 19:53

Debate is Housing Week highlight

THE importance of affordable homes in maintaining communities is being highlighted during Rural Housing Week.

Sunday, 05 July 2015 17:38

Road safety campaign targets bikers

A SAFETY campaign urging drivers and bikers to take extra care on rural roads has been launched in Gloucestershire.

Thursday, 25 June 2015 19:10

Guidance issued on rural definition

THE government has published guidance explaining how it defines a rural area.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 20:08

Rural 'hate crimes' go unreported

THOUSANDS of hate crimes against people targeted because of their sexual orientation go unreported – particularly in rural areas, says a report.

Council leaders have called for tough new rules to tackle lorry drivers who bring bedlam to rural villages.

EXTENDING the right-to-buy to housing association tenants will be disastrous for rural communities, a leading academic has warned.

Thursday, 04 June 2015 13:27

Letters reveal Prince's rural concerns

PRINCE Charles wrote to government ministers highlighting his concern over rural housing and countryside communities.