A Countryside for All : The Future of Rural Britain Paperback
The rural fuse has been lit. The countryside is tinder-dry. Post offices and banks, shops and schools are closing.
Farmers are going out of business. Houses are becoming unaffordable as prices soar ad poverty grows.
Pollution and over-exploitation are destroying landscapes.
Many rural communities are on the verge of collapse.
Some fear the foot- and - mouth crisis will prove to be the last straw.
This book offers disturbing evidence of the background to the crisis. "A Countryside For All" is a rallying cry for action, pointing ways towards a prescription for the future.
This volume tackles many of the issues in a variety of new and original ways.
Possibly the most controversial and radical call is for the creation of a Department for the Countryside, with a Secretary of State for the Countryside - who would be responsible for setting a coherent set of policies to reverse the decline of rural Britain.
This timely book outlines the main problems facing the countryside, and starts to bring together a balanced range of proposals. Thought-provoking, filled with common sense, often controversial but always fascinating, it points the way forward for the countryside, and for town and country as a whole.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 23/04/2001
- Category: Rural communities
- ISBN: 9780099428893