Hello and welcome to Cambridgeshire ACRE

Cambridgeshire ACRE is the rural community council for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

We provide encouragement, practical help and support to communities throughout Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to enable them to plan and develop as vibrant places to live and work. We identify what local people need and the issues that are important to them. We then champion these things with those who set policy and make decisions in the county, helping to ensure that rural Cambridgeshire has a voice.

We can help your community in a whole range of ways, so why not look around our site to find out more.

Latest News and Events

Village Hall advisors to stage two day event in Exeter
The dedicated band of specialist advisors who support England's 10,000 rural village halls are holding their annual training event in Exeter next week.

more...

Guidance on Self Employed Staff in Village Halls
ACRE has published some useful guidance for village hall management committees and the use of self employed staff.

more...

Consultation on a draft transparency code for parish councils with a turnover not exceeding £25,000
The Government is consulting on the content and application of a draft audit-substitute transparency code for parish councils.

more...

Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership Scheme launched
Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership scheme has now officially been launched, following the award of a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of just under £1 million.

more...

New Scheme Helps Businesses Grow by Using Digital Technology
Small businesses across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will lift-off into the digital future with the backing of a new multi-million pound scheme launched recently.

more...

A consultation on fees under the Licensing Act 2003
The Home Office are consulting on the regulations that will introduce locally-set fees under the Licensing Act 2013.

more...

Ouse Washes Experience
On Sunday 6 April 2014, the Rotary Club of Ely-Hereward is organising a unique opportunity to ride/run the Ouse Washes from Mepal to Welney.

more...

Superfast broadband is coming soon
Connecting Cambridgeshire is now rolling out superfast broadband to over 90,000 premises across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

more...

Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership - latest news
Following many months of concentrated effort, the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership handed in its stage 2 application to the Heritage Lottery Fund in November.

more...

Defra's £6m investment in rural communities pays off
A £6m Government investment has enabled England's 38 rural community councils (RCCs) to pull in an additional £15m in funding, a new report has evaluated.

more...

State of Rural Public Services - Fourth Annual Report
A new report by Rural Services Network draws upon a range of evidence to examine rural trends, features and practice across three service areas - health care, post offices and public transport.

more...

Find out more about superfast broadband in your area
Connecting Cambridgeshire has developed a new online tool to help people look up 'where and when' they can expect to get superfast broadband in their area of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

more...

New guides to keep communities warm this winter
Two free, practical guides to help rural communities keep warm and cut bills this winter are now available from Cambridgeshire ACRE.

more...

Presentations from Cambridgeshire ACRE AGM
You can download the presentations from Cambridgeshire ACRE's recent community leadership sessions held at its AGM.

more...

All News and Events


Films, Reports and Publications

All Films, Reports and Publications