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Developing rural services
Tool sheet 1
Turning the analysis of rural services into a capacity building tool
The tool presented here was prepared by the
Millevaches (Limousin, France) LEADER group.
The original document, to be analysed with
the inhabitants, consists of a set of maps
indicating the evolution of the population
and of the services present in the area.
The document is accompanied by maps indicating distances between
different points, whose purpose is to highlight the amount of travel
involved in accessing services situated in urban centres.
The objective of the maps is to identify with the population:
- eventual gaps between supply and demand in terms of distance;
- the evolution of the services in the last 10 or 20 years and to
draw conclusions in terms of improvement or deterioration of the
- solutions allowing certain services in remote rural areas to be
retained, e.g. by grouping the demand of several districts or
introducing mobile services, etc.