Ranging through petrol cost as a percentage of household budget, the lack of public and community transport in many areas; the threats to its survival in others.
The topic has rarely been bigger or more pressing.
Changes to public transport subsidies make community-run initiatives increasingly important.
Bus service cuts threaten rural communities
10 March 2014
CUTS to bus services threaten to have a devastating impact on England's rural communities, the Rural Services Network has warned. (Rural Services Network)
Battle looms over rural fuel price
15 March 2014
Britain faces a “tough” battle to win permission from Brussels to cut fuel prices for motorists in rural areas, admits Treasury chief secretary Danny Alexander. (Yorkshire Post)
Community toolkit on challenging rural transport needs
27 February 2014
THE Parish Transport Toolkit has been designed to help communities identify their local transport needs and to investigate how these might be met. (The Hedon Blog)
14 March 2014
A new panel is to help tackle significant issues, including transport, affecting rural communities in Tendring, Essex. (Tendring District Council)
Quiet confidence at quiet roads pilot scheme
2 March 2014
A new code of practice for rural roads has been launched in Suffolk. (Ipswich Star)
Elderly and disabled 'could lose bus services'
1 March 2014
Elderly and disabled passengers could lose vital bus services because of cuts in government funding, councils in England warn. (BBC Online)
Green belt 'at risk from' roads policy
26 February 2014
Elderly and disabled passengers could lose vital bus services because of cuts in government funding, councils in England warn. (The Telegraph)
Future looks bright for Wheels 2 Work
1 March 2014
The number of schemes to help unemployed people without transport in the countryside find work rose by a third last year. (Rider Magazine)
Rural bike scheme to help drive down New Forest car journeys
12 March 2014
A RURAL bike scheme aims to encourage people to cycle rather than drive around the New Forest National Park. (New Forest National Park)
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Calor was set up 75 years ago with the intention of bringing clean, efficient and modern energy to rural Britain. This focus continues today with 75 per cent of Calor's business in the British countryside.
Calor supports efforts to tackle climate change and fuel poverty. As an energy provider, it wants rural communities to have a strong voice in the energy efficiency debate – and the same opportunity to reduce carbon emissions and fuel costs as exists in urban on-grid areas.
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