• Northumberland residents and businesses eligible for Broadband Upgrade Fund

    Posted 8th Sep 2020

    To ensure the hardest-to-reach areas are not left behind and can access improved broadband services, the government has introduced a pilot campaign for homes and businesses in three rural areas of the UK, called the Broadband Upgrade Fund, as part of the national Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme. — Read more.

  • Village Hall guidance – latest update

    Posted 21st Aug 2020

    The ACRE team have continued to chase, interpret, and share government guidance to help England’s 10,000+ village halls reopen. Several iterations of a detailed information sheet have been published and provided to ACRE Network members, the most recent edition featuring advice on how sports, exercise and performances can be accommodated in halls. — Read more.

  • Blog: Homes for key workers?

    Posted 9th Jul 2020

    As a contribution to Rural Housing Week, CAN’s chief executive Andy Dean writes of the need to make sure rural communities can provide the right accommodation for all our key workers. — Read more.

  • Guidance for Village Halls updated

    Posted 6th Jul 2020

    CAN’s national umbrella body, ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) has just released the revised update for re-opening village halls/community buildings. It has been updated in line with all the Government Guidance that is available to date. Any further changes which emerge will be included in future revisions of the guidance. — Read more.

  • Rural Housing Week showcases local projects

    Posted 3rd Jul 2020

    Rural Housing Week is an annual celebration of rural housing and the vital role it plays in helping to sustain thriving rural communities and services. — Read more.