MPs, experts and stakeholders came together at an event organised by Hastoe Housing Association at the Conservative Party Conference to discuss how the successful continuation of rural communities can be ensured.
Stratton St Margaret Parish Council in Wiltshire has a population of 23,000 and a precept of £1,165,809 and it prides itself on its strong role within the community, putting on regular community events such as the increasingly popular Stratton Festival. The council maintains around 30 green spaces and numerous community facilities, ensuring community groups and charities maintain an active presence in the area.
This month (September 2017), the department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has published its plans for local government finance. The plans come from a technical consultation paper on the 2018/19 Local Government Finance Settlement.