Latest heart of the village headlines impacting rural areas

Latest headlines:

Shops of the Year: ‘They’re serving up a glow of optimism’

20 April 2018

Local shops in rural communities are greatly valued by their customers, and those that provide what their villages need are thriving. (The Telegraph)

Community bus service could be scrapped

29 April 2018

A CHARITY may scrap its Tees Valley-wide community minibus service amid funding and volunteer shortages – just a year after taking delivery of two new buses. (Northern Echo)

Countryside potholes ‘holding up emergency vehicles’

27 April 2018

Countryside campaigners have warned that potholes may be delaying emergency service vehicles and putting lives at risk. (Banbury Guardian)

New pilot project to keep rural communities safe

26 April 2018

A new pilot scheme which sees Essex County Fire and Rescue Service officers give direct safety advice to people and businesses in rural areas has been launched. (EADT)

Mobile Post Office will serve seven communities

26 April 2018

A new mobile Post Office, serving seven rural communities, has been officially opened in Cornwall. (Camelford & Delabole Post)

Council and police swoop in crackdown on rural fly-tippers

26 April 2018

Cheshire East Council and the police have joined forces to crack down on rural fly-tippers. (Cheshire East Council)

Crime increases by 5% in North Yorkshire

26 April 2018

Crime levels have increased by 5% in North Yorkshire – well below the national average of 15%. (North Yorkshire Police)

NFU sets out plan to tackle rural fly-tipping

26 April 2018

The National Farmers Union has issued a long list of advice to members about dealing with fly-tipping their land. (Border Counties Advertiser)

Award winning pub has community at its heart

27 April 2018

TOP publicans have been recognised after scooping a Countryside Alliance Award for their community spirited ale house. (Gazette & Herald)

WATCH: Cornwall remains top 'staycation destination'

27 April 2018

Cornwall remains the number one 'staycation' hotspot this summer. (Pirate FM)

Councils knock back idea to join combined authority

28 April 2018

Councils covering some of England’s most rural districts have rejected suggestions they could unite with an authority serving a world renowned industrial centre. (Northern Echo)

£600,000 community hub now open for business in Norfolk village

27 April 2018

It’s been a long wait but a new purpose-built community centre costing £600,000 is now open in Trimingham, near Mundesley. (North Norfolk News)


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