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And so it begins… healthcare in rural areas

The NHS Sustainable Transformation Plans (STPs) have been quietly out for consultation for some time …

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‘Hidden injustice’ of children’s mental health problems worse in rural areas

In Theresa May’s recent speech about her vision for a ‘shared society’, she outlined new …

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What’s in a name? Village Hall versus Community Hub

Anyone still thinking about a few New Year’s resolutions?  How about getting a bit more …

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Too busy to volunteer?

It’s January and we’re awash with surveys into our health and wellbeing. There are all …

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What’s in a name? Village Halls versus Community Hubs

Anyone still thinking about a few New Year’s resolutions?  How about getting a bit more …

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Only the lonely – Britain’s loneliness crisis and the urban/rural divide

A new report published by The Red Cross and Co-op this week has highlighted the …

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Lets think afresh about Brexit for rural areas

The origins of the European Common Market lay in a trade arrangement over iron and …

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Market failure, ‘merit goods’ and rural proofing

Introduction There is a long tradition of communities in rural areas taking action for themselves …

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Public services contracting out

Why rural areas fall off the end when public services are contracted. The current trend …

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Getting about

Sometimes one must admit to ones weaknesses.  Mine is traveling on trains.  I am not …

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Supporting rural businesses

Overcoming the Gordon Gecko tendency! We had a bank crisis in 2008, caused by …. …

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Rural Proofing

It is not possible to carry out ‘rural proofing’ at any level unless it is …

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“Supporting rural communities in Sussex to be vibrant and diverse places in which to live and work.”