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Rural people urged to plan for future
8:01am Thursday 14th February 2013 in News
Rural communities are being urged to plan for their future by seizing new opportunities to protect the buildings and businesses which play a vital role in local life.
The charity Rural Action Yorkshire wants to raise awareness of new rights within the Localism Act and wants more villages to consider what they value and what their future needs are.
Local campaigners struggling to save their pub, village shop, or the conversion of a former school into housing, feature often in the media.
But new research by the Yorkshire Rural Network has shown that few are aware that there is need for action now, by using the Localism Act to register assets with their local authority.
Now a group of Yorkshire charities wants to ensure that rural communities understand their rights.
The Yorkshire Rural Network is a partnership of Rural Action Yorkshire, Humber and Wolds Rural Community Council and Involve Yorkshire and Humber.
The network is also working jointly with the Yorkshire Local Councils Associations, which provide support for parish and town councils and parish meetings.
Find out more on the Localism Act at ruralyorkshire.org.uk