NALC backed campaign victory
The Government has confirmed that it will continue to fund England's network of rural community councils.
The department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said that it would maintain its investment of £2.3m in the ACRE Network for 2015/16.
Speaking after Defra confirmed that funding would continue, chair of NALC, Cllr Ken Browse said: "This is good news for ACRE and its nationwide network of rural community councils.
"The effects of the e-petition shows the support for rural communities and the work that local community bodies undertake."