ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) has produced a very useful series of Topic Sheets on local issues that communities may wish to explore when undertaking a community led plan. These have been produced in collaboration with other key stakeholder organisations with expertise in the topic.
Each sheet gives general information, shows how you can find out if there is community need and support for local projects, explains how you can evidence this in your Parish Plan and gives further sources of information and support.
Download topic sheets here:
Community Pubs and other Social Enterprise (with the Plunkett Foundation)
Community Shops (with the Plunkett Foundation)
Raising Capital with a Community Shares issue (with Community Share Unit)
Community Food Growing (with Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens)
Energy Efficiency (with NEA)
Renewable Energy (with Centre for Sustainable Energy)
Affordable Warmth (with Calor)
Community Safety (with Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network)
Emergency Planning (with Gloucestershire Rural Community Council)
An Ageing Population (with Age UK and Rural Media Company)
Community Buildings (with Church of England, The United Reformed Church, The Methodist Church)
Rural Tourism (with Hidden Britain)
Your Heritage (with English Heritage)