Book News: November 22nd, 2004

Eight rural economy beacon councils have developed a best practice toolkit aimed at addressing regeneration priorities in rural communities. Designed to assist councils to work as facilitators for regeneration activities, the toolkit shows how new and enhanced services can be cost effectively provided in rural areas by working in partnership to deliver joined up solutions. It also gives local authorities practical advice on assessing their regeneration activities and learning from the beacons’ success. It draws extensively on a research study commissioned by DEFRA, the LGA, the Countryside Agency and the IDeA.The toolkit is available from Richard Greening at the IDeA on 020 7296 6824.