RCCE, working with its national body (ACRE) and local data consultants (OCSI) as part of the Evidencing Rural Need project, have produced a resource that can provide Community Profile reports for anyone interested in or requiring statistical data on their local area.

The reports cover a wide range of different geographies from a small rural place within a parish to a range of larger geographies such as local authority, parliamentary constituencies and Local Enterprise Partnerships across England. This means that communities can now access information and evidence at a very local level.

The up-to-date information contained in the reports is presented in a clear way with maps and tables, covering areas such as access to services, housing, transport, economy, environment, governance and social and cultural issues.

Community profiles can assist with:

Evidencing community programmes; providing information and statistical data at a very local level.

Supporting and evidencing funding applications; including for village halls and community buildings management committees.

Helping local communities with the quantitative evidence-base to support the development of
Community Led Plans (including Neighbourhood Plans), parish and neighbourhood reports.

Providing datasets of quantitative information for organisations working, or looking to work in particular areas of Essex.

RCCE is committed to keeping prices low and for RCCE members there are excellent discounts, with prices for members starting as low as £30 for a parish* (one parish profile is included in a Community Led Planning support service package – start up or in progress).

Click here for more information or to order one for your local area in electronic PDF format please download and fill in an application form and return to daisy.martlew@essexrcc.org.uk

*Terms and Conditions apply