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News in Brief: 12th February 2015

The results of an independent review into ‘rural proofing’;  new advice from the charity commission on selling property; government minister announces increased protection for community pubs; calls for investment in rural internet; the new infrastructure act; government boost to Yorkshire rural tourism; findings of the English Outdoors survey released; the first dedicated rural community business awards; consultation on a combine volunteer strategy for North Yorkshire; Local Charities in the News. 

Hundreds of phone boxes set to be closed in rural Yorkshire

BT is currently consulting on the proposed removal of hundreds of its phone boxes from a number of locations across our regions. Consultations are being managed by each local authority, and views on the proposed list of removals are being sought. Communities are also being given the chance to adopt a phone box and convert it to other uses such as housing a defibrillator or hosting a micro-library.

News in Brief 8 October 2016

The latest edition of our regular News in Brief, with news, views, consultations and policy developments of interest to rural communities in our region.

News in Brief 28 September 2016

The latest edition of our regular News in Brief, with news, views, consultations and policy developments of interest to rural communities in our region.

Brexit

News in Brief 3 August 2016

The latest edition of our regular News in Brief, with news, views, consultations and policy developments of interest to rural communities in our region.

News in Brief 1 August 2016

The latest edition of our regular News in Brief, with news, views, consultations and policy developments of interest to rural communities in our region.

New in Brief 23 June 2016

The latest news, views and more from around rural Yorkshire or that have an impact on charities and community groups in our area.

News in Brief 22 April 2016

The latest news, views and more from around rural Yorkshire or that have an impact on charities and community groups in our area.

Calls to protect rural housing result in Govt defeat in Lords

The House of Lords has passed a series of amendments to the Housing and Planning Bill. The amendments, supported by a coalition of rural organisations, are aimed at protecting and promoting the availability of affordable housing in rural areas.

Scarborough and Ryedale area residents save money with collective energy switching

Householders are getting a better deal on their energy bills through the Ryedale and Scarborough Council’s switching partner iChoosr.  The scheme is free to use, without obligation and makes it easy to switch energy provider, meaning many families will be able to fix their energy prices for the year ahead.