Country Cottage

Prince Charles visits a B&B. Meanwhile country landowners call for a VAT cut on rural holidays. The idea being that prices could be cut whilst making the same amount of money, and holidays becoming more popular. Now if everyone could just shut up about the hunting (on both sides) and come up with more stuff like this then we might be able to solve a few more rural problems.

I have a vision for a new breed of rural post office, making them distribution centres for more than just mail. Local farmers and butchers could drop off produce to be picked up or delivered with the mail. If there were an Eden valley style broadband network then the PO could become a hub for people without PCs. Then there’s the possibility of becoming a distribution centre for local small businesses, technical know how, etc., etc.