Chapter 12 in P. Milbourne (Ed.), Rural Wales in the Twenty-First Century: Society, Economy and Environment pp 237-253
This chapter is concerned with the provision of services in rural Wales. However, the story that is told through the use of quantitative and qualitative data is something more: it shifts the concern to coping strategies, community relations, trust mechanisms and the institutions of public life that constitute these rural areas. This research was completed just prior to the introduction of local service boards, a direct reaction of the Welsh Assembly Government to the Beecham Report (2006), Beyond Boundaries: Citizen-centred Local Services for Wales.