Rural Words

Tuesday, 26 July 2011 12:10

Support vital for community assets

Tuesday, 28 June 2011 19:26

Uncertain future for rural housing

ECONOMIC uncertainty and major policy reform make rural housing markets hard to predict, writes Brian Wilson.

Friday, 13 May 2011 11:59

Allotments and the Big Society

Could the way allotments are managed be viewed as an indicator of the Big Society, asks Brian Wilson.

Friday, 13 May 2011 06:11

Rural needs deserve rural policies

THE rural economy is distinct from the urban economy and requires a distinct policy response, writes Andy Dean.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011 19:45

Behind the index of deprivation

There's a new deprivation index but the same old rural concerns, says Brian Wilson.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011 08:57

Changes ahead for coastal communities

CLIMATE change will hit some of our most disadvantaged rural coastal communities, says Brian Wilson.

Friday, 25 February 2011 12:46

Better transport in hard times?

CAN the provision of rural transport be improved even in hard times? Brian Wilson thinks it can.

Thursday, 27 January 2011 20:41

Big benefits from new local councils

SIGNIFICANT benefits can follow where new parish and town councils are set up, writes Brian Wilson.

Thursday, 27 January 2011 18:18

Briefing on the Localism Bill

The Rural Coalition has prepared a briefing examining the government's Localism Bill.

Monday, 03 January 2011 20:44

Bleak forecast for rural poverty

POVERTY is forecast to rise and rural areas are unlikely to be spared, says Brian Wilson.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010 14:37

Districts worst hit by funding cuts

RURAL areas have lost out again under the government's funding settlement for local authorities.

Monday, 13 December 2010 21:00

Localism Bill - In a nutshell

Here's the government's own at-a-glance guide to measures contained in the Localism Bill.

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