Hungerford rural development - where should the money go?

Grants and funding for rural development in the areas surrounding Hungerford are soon to be applied for from DEFRA by the North Wessex Downs Leader local action group and they want to know from you where that funding would be best invested.

One of 64 across the country, the North Wessex Downs local action group is part of

a Leader programme for a community-led approach to the delivering the Rural Programme for England funds. The funding is designed to improve the rural economy and quality of life for people living and working in the North Wessex Downs surrounding Hungerford.

Welsh rarebit – goes perfectly with macaroni cheese for a traditional Hungerford Hocktide party. If you are planning a Tutti Day party of your own, you might like to feast on the traditional ...
Hungerford’s patron John of Gaunt (Ghent), 1st Duke of Lancaster (1340-1399) on engraving from the 1800s. Member of the House of Plantagenet and the third surviving son of King Edward III of England...
Hocktide, or Tutti Day, is one of Hungerford’s most historic times of celebration – and it is coming up soon. Hungerford is believed to be the only town in the country which has continuously ce...
An additional £1 million of government funding is being released to West Berkshire Council to repair the epidemic of pot holes which have riddles the areas roads since the winter wet weather and floo...
“Hungerford is a wonderful and fascinating place, ” say winners of the town’s Quest to find the Keeper of the Jewel....
The celebrated Southern Sinfonia chamber orchestra is coming to Hungerford. It will perform ‘Mr Handle’s Water Music’ – including ever popular Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – at St Lawrence...
Fashion designer Seraphina Davis, originally from Chilton Foliat, has been taking her bow on the catwalk at this year’s London Fashion Week. Seraphina’s designs starred on the international sta...
… a great place to invest Hungerford’s businesses report that economic growth in the town is on the up. As the UK economy grew by 1.9% in 2013, its strongest growth rate since 2007, Hungerford lo...
MP Richard Benyon with district councillor James Podger at the ‘amazing’ Extravaganza. “Hungerford is amazing at making things happen!” So say our MP, Richard Benyon, commenting on the t...
Courtesy of MissBridalGown, Hungerford Glorious wedding venues, all the wedding necessities and all set in a beautiful location As spring approaches - and it surely must be - many thousands of cou...
Wonderful! That’s how train driver Jeremy Woodrow describes the Hungerford Christmas lights in his message of appreciation to Hungerford Townsite. Jeremy contacted us to say;” I would just ...
It’s only about an 1100 mile round trip. And it’s a week-long bike ride through some of the most wonderful countryside of England and France. ...
Hungerford is internationally famous for being a beautiful place to visit and, as it sits at the centre of the North Wessex Downs, it is in a beautiful location too....
Hungerford is a small historic town located in the midst of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and yet it is only 4 miles from the M4 and has a direct rail link to London....
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