Rural News

If it's relevant to life in rural communities in Yorkshire, you'll find it here. We keep our eyes peeled for the latest news stories, policy developments, events, consultations and campaigns, and condense them into our regular News in Brief article. We also cover major stories in full where they are of key importance to the communities we work with.

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News Articles
16/03/2017 - 4:54pm

A rural community supported by Rural Action Yorkshire's Community-Led Housing project has announced that it has secured planning permission for a new housing development to provide affordable rented housing to local people. It will be the first development of its type in North Yorkshire.

09/03/2017 - 12:46pm

-      Virtual music tuition can fill the gap for remote schools but relies on superfast broadband

-      New report supports findings of The State of Rural Services 2016, published earlier this year by Rural England

07/03/2017 - 12:55pm

Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) is urging Government to pledge £3 million in the Budget to refund the VAT paid by village halls on improvement work such as modern kitchen and toilet facilities and new meeting rooms.

06/02/2017 - 11:57am

The fuel poverty charity National Energy Action are offering households the opportunity to receive £20 shopping vouchers for supporting vital research into carbon monoxide safety. Read on for more information from NEA about the research and how to take part.

02/02/2017 - 5:52pm

North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) and the County’s Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have awarded a £1.4 million grant to two established local charities to deliver support and development work to the county’s voluntary sector.