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
23/06/2016 - 12:53pm

A new online voice for the 10,000 village and community halls has been launched by Rural Action Yorkshire's parent organisation, the national charity ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England). The National Village and Community Halls Network will take over the role of the National Village Halls Forum and act as a reference group enabling the grass roots expertise of knowledgeable village and community hall trustees, volunteers and councillors to feed into meetings with MPs, Government departments and Consultation responses.

22/04/2016 - 4:20pm

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

22/04/2016 - 2:52pm

A new scheme is being launched in Calderdale which will help local residents and businesses put money aside to help them recover from future flooding incidents, and claim grants to match their savings.

21/04/2016 - 2:38pm

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.

21/04/2016 - 2:13pm

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.