We would like to see a developing service which will look at non-public service activities and trends particularly in relation to rural villages. Current statistical information is sadly lacking.
It would be excellent to consider a mapping of facilities across England county by county so that trends can be accurately identified area by area.
The Group would like to expand to a service that has the objective of not only identifying such trends but also allowing similar localities to exchange information and successful practice. It may identify key issues meriting policy interventions.
Expansion as detailed would have a cost in the region of £8,000 a year including staff time.