The Rural Bulletin 16th March 2021
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Book your place at our upcoming seminar on Digital Connectivity on 31st March from 11-1pm which features Ofcom, along with speakers from the Lancaster University Management School and the National Farmers Union. Places are open to members of the RSN only and can be booked here.
If you are a member of the RSN, you are welcome to join our event on 29th March where we will set out all of the information about our campaign Revitalising Rural, and share with you videos and information from the Launch event with Parliamentarians which took place on 1st March. Book your place here.
The RSN Executive Board met this week, the Board oversee the direction of the RSN and it's work programme. Yesterday key topics of interest were the Budget, Revitalising Rural Campaign, and the recent funding programmes announced by Government, the Levelling Up Fund and the Community Renewal Fund.
In Hinterland this week: CPRE campaigning for towns; extra care housing and town viability; infrastructure controversy linked on the one hand to it and the other to coal mining; paltry rural health pay and the challenges facing the humble hedgehog!!! Read on...
The March Rural Economy Spotlight
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Are rural areas falling through the net?
What impact has the digital divide had on rural residents during the pandemic, and what more needs to be done to get everyone connected?
Jessica Sellick investigates
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Posted: Fri, 19 Mar 2021 11:44 by Helen Denton-Stacey