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CRC website to be archived

posted by CRC | 4 February 2011 at 2:16 pm | Comments Off | from the category: News

This website is now being archived, so that our work and evidence base from the last five years may continue to be accessed and used by our many stakeholders and partners.

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CRC response to court closures

posted by CRC | 3 February 2011 at 3:19 pm | Comments Off | from the category: News

Last Summer the Minister for the Natural Environment and Fisheries asked the CRC to consider the impact on rural communities of the Ministry of Justice’s proposed programme of court closures.

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State of the countryside update: Market towns

posted by CRC | 3 February 2011 at 12:55 pm | Comments Off | from the category: News

The Commission for Rural Communities have published a State of the Countryside Update focusing on Market Towns.

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State of the countryside update: Market towns

posted by CRC | 3 February 2011 at 12:50 pm | Comments Off | from the category: Documents

State of the countryside update report focusing on Market Towns.

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Report of the Rural Champions Project

posted by CRC | 3 February 2011 at 10:46 am | Comments Off | from the category: Documents

The Final Report of the Rural Champions Project and related appendices.

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Report of the Rural Champions Project

posted by CRC | 3 February 2011 at 10:43 am | Comments Off | from the category: News

The Final Report of the Rural Champions Project and related appendices have now been published.

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The Rural Big Society

posted by CRC | 2 February 2011 at 3:25 pm | 2 comments | from the category: News

The CRC and Respublica have worked together to develop the briefing paper ‘The Rural Big Society’, based on engagement with a broad cross section of rural interest groups, looking at the value of the Big Society approach to rural communities.

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New studies offer signpost for future direction of rural transport

posted by CRC | 2 February 2011 at 1:02 pm | Comments Off | from the category: News

We are publishing six new reports aimed at assisting the provision of rural transport in the challenging economic climate.

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Rural broadband – why does it matter?

posted by CRC | 1 February 2011 at 1:28 pm | 1 comment | from the category: News

The CRC has produced a short note explaining the importance of broadband to rural communities and the benefits it brings to businesses, public service delivery and community cohesion.

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Big Society: Alive and well in rural areas

posted by CRC | 1 February 2011 at 12:48 pm | 1 comment | from the category: Documents

A selection of case studies which illustrate that the Big Society is alive and well in rural areas.

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Renewable Energy Guide for Rural Communities

posted by CRC | 26 January 2011 at 9:00 am | Comments Off | from the category: News

The CRC has worked in partnership with Action for Communities in Rural England (ACRE), the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) and the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) to produce a guide to help rural communities interested in generating renewable energy locally.

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28th Meeting of Commission for Rural Communities

posted by CRC | 25 January 2011 at 11:26 am | Comments Off | from the category: Meetings

Closed session: to consider the Commission’s formal response to Defra’s proposal for a streamlined CRC (see paper 11 CRC 06 at agenda item 8 below)
Lunch
1. Chairman’s introduction
2. Apologies for absence and declaration of interests
3. Minutes of the Commission for Rural Communities meeting held on Tuesday 2 November 2010 and matters arising
4. Chairman’s report for Quarter…

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Continuing Effective Engagement for Town and Parish Councils

posted by CRC | 24 January 2011 at 4:09 pm | Comments Off | from the category: News

In partnership with ourselves, the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is publishing a new suite of good practice guidance materials for local councils entitled ‘Continuing Effective Engagement for Town and Parish Councils’.

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Small Villages, Big Society

posted by CRC | 21 January 2011 at 2:03 pm | Comments Off | from the category: News

As part of our work on the rural aspect of Big Society, last autumn we issued a call for Evidence on the economic impact of the Big Society in rural areas.

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Supporting a Stronger Civil Society, a response from the Commission for Rural Communities

posted by CRC | 12 January 2011 at 11:55 am | Comments Off | from the category: News

The CRC has submitted a response to the Consultation on the Cabinet Office draft strategy for supporting Civil Society Organisations.

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Decentralisation and Localism Bill Conference

posted by CRC | 10 January 2011 at 11:39 am | Comments Off | from the category: Events

The broad-ranging Decentralisation and Localism Bill will have huge implications for the social housing sector. Changes to sector regulation, the planning system and local and regional government will greatly influence the operating environment for housing associations.
Attending this conference will help housing association professionals thrive in the new localism system. You will learn from experts about…

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Rural Economies Intelligence Report – Rural Housing

posted by CRC | 7 January 2011 at 1:03 pm | Comments Off | from the category: Documents

A report looking at the impact of the recession in rural areas, specifically rural housing – a vital component of the economic and social health of the countryside.

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Stroke in rural England: Summary report

posted by CRC | 20 December 2010 at 4:08 pm | 1 comment | from the category: Documents

A summary report produced as part of Major Life Events focussing on stroke in rural England.

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10 Big Numbers 2010

posted by CRC | 20 December 2010 at 3:12 pm | Comments Off | from the category: Documents

10 Big Numbers 2010 continues our State of the Countryside work by bringing together a set of indicators covering a range of factors affecting fundamental aspects of living and working in rural areas.

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Localism Bill and rural communities

posted by CRC | 16 December 2010 at 12:21 pm | Comments Off | from the category: News

The Commission for Rural Communities is pleased that the long awaited Localism Bill has finally been published.

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