Each year Cambridgeshire ACRE runs a Myth Buster Tour during Rural Housing Week. This takes the form of a coach trip to a selection of rural exception schemes for District and Parish Councillors. The aim is to dispel some of the myths that exist about affordable housing by showcasing a range of schemes that have been completed in the county and providing an opportunity to question experts from Housing Associations and Local Authorities who accompany the tour.
The popularity of the tour is demonstrated by the fact that we quickly upgraded from a 16 seat on our first tours to 33 seat coach for later years. A selection of feedback from our 2019 tour is presented below.
- Enlightening and inspiring, and an opportunity to learn and share
- Very informative. Good to see that there are so many like-minded people in Cambridgeshire
- A practical and inspiring insight into how important affordable rural housing is to small communities
- Shows what can be done if we all work together
- An excellent opportunity to demonstrate the worth of affordable housing
- Really useful
- Surprised at the high standard of each site
Each tour programme provides some basic information on each scheme visited. As such they are a really useful starting point for anyone trying to get a sense of what a rural exception scheme ‘looks like’ in Cambridgeshire.