Rural news round-up - Aug 2019

16.08.19

Village Survival Guide

The Prince’s Countryside Fund has released the Village Survival Guide, which they describe as ‘a vibrant manual filled with tips and advice on how to build a strong community’. Their recent news release says the Guide contains case histories, checklists, and practical advice to enable those living in the countryside to utilise the talents available in their own communities, and benefit from the examples of many others to tackle some of their own challenges.

You can read the guide online free of charge (though you can’t download it) or buy hard copies from this link. If you use social media then connect with the Prince’s Countryside Fund using @countrysidefund

CPRE Hampshire awards

The annual CPRE Hampshire awards are open for final voting, with four award categories up for grabs. The categories are Community & Voluntary, Rural Enterprise, Making Places, and Young People. Voting closes on 7 September so get on to the CPRE Hampshire website.

Plunkett Foundation networking event and awards

The Plunkett Foundation supports mainly rural communities to take ownership of and then manage assets like shops, pubs, and woodlands ([“click here for more”: https://plunkett.co.uk/about-us/]). They’re running a networking event in Ilminster, Somerset on 10 September from 10:00am to 4:00pm. It’s free for Plunkett Foundation members, and £29+VAT otherwise.

They also have an awards scheme, with nominations open in a range of categories. There’s a dedicated website for the awards where you can find out more about the categories, read about the winners from 2018, and put your organisation forward by 18 October. [“Click here”: https://plunkett.co.uk/awards/]