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Lancashire Rural Futures

The Forest of Bowland is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Bowland Charter Assured Scheme is committed to supporting outstanding rural enterprises which operate in harmony with their natural and beautiful local surroundings.

To be accredited within the scheme, businesses must demonstrate their outstanding products or service, must support the local rural economy, and manage their business in harmony with the environment.

All the businesses within the scheme have received an audit, and all agree to strive to:

Ensure that their activities have minimal impact on the environment.

Actively support the local economy

Support the Bowland Tourism & Environment Fund.

The network of outstanding businesses gathered into the Charter Assured Scheme creates:

a centre of excellence for the rural economy,

a forum for creative ideas, 

a support structure for entrepreneurs,

opportunities for co-operative promotion.

Additionally these businesses are typically a catalyst for improvement throughout the community

Sourcing staff, services and materials from the local area.

Working together with the community and other businesses to promote the benefits, attractions and facilities available in the local area, for the well being of the resident and visitor alike.

As the scheme develops we will detail information on the Bowland Charter Assured businesses within these web pages.