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Has your community or voluntary group reduced its carbon footprint? Tell us about it!

Has your community or voluntary group reduced its carbon footprint? Tell us about it! 

Who needs an Energy Performance Certificate?

You almost certainly do if you run a community building or village hall. Energy performance Certificates (EPCs) state the energy efficiency rating of buildings. 

Election candidates urged to commit to fairer rural policies

 The Rural Coalition is calling on prospective Parliamentary Candidates and their political parties to commit to delivering fairer funding for rural areas following the election on 12 December.

Smart meters - helping consumers save on energy bills

A smart meter enables you to see how much energy you're using, as you use it, and how much it's costing you. 

5 problems with broadband and mobile coverage in rural areas - MPs speak out

MPs on the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee have highlighted the impact poor broadband and mobile continues to have on rural communities and businesses.

Free ATMs essential for rural and small town communities

Free-to-use ATMs (Automated Teller Machines) have been disappearing from rural communities and small towns for some time, along with bank branches moving out.

Rural support groups disappointed by government’s response to House of Lords’ recommendations on rural strategies

The government has responded less than positively to many of the well-reasoned recommendations made in the House of Lords’ recent report on rural strategies, according to national charity Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE). 

Fast broadband needed? There’s a 21st century answer right here in Norfolk

Around 92% of locations across Norfolk can receive fast broadband. That’s around 24 Mbps. And Better Broadband for Norfolk is working hard to increase that figure. You can check broadband availability in your area at  www.betterbroadbandnorfolk.co.uk.  That’s if you can get broadband in the first place of course…

With ThinkingWISP you don't have to wait for broadband to come to your door!

Government minister promises superfast broadband for rural Norfolk homes by 2020 - but with ThinkingWISP you don't have to wait two years.

Community-led housing - how will it help?

Community Action Norfolk has worked hard to support affordable housing solutions for many years, supporting charities with land and property, promoting the development of Community Land Trusts and providing support to organisations looking to support their communities. 

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