Rural Bulletin 18th May
In March government published Build Back Better, a publication setting out the government's plan to support economic growth through investment in infrastructure, skills and innovation through levelling up, supporting the transition to net zero and realising the vision of a Global Britain.
The Rural Services Network has carefully reviewed the content of Build Back Better and has produced a review document highlighting key issues from the government plan from a rural perspective.
We welcome Lord Benyon as the new Lords Minister for Defra. Lord Gardiner was always willing to listen to our concerns about rural areas and we wish him well in his new role of Senior Deputy Speaker of the House of LordsThis week we are exploring the Queens Speech and implications of possible new legislation for rural areas (click here for further details). A full analysis will be available next week!We still have a few places left at our RSN Seminar: Rural Health & Social Care. We are excited to have Patricia Miller, Chief Executive, Dorset NHS Trust, Jonathan Corne, Postgraduate Dean East Midlands, Health Education England NHS & Nik Harwood, Chief Executive, Young Somerset speak at our event. If you are a member of RSN, please register to attend this seminar by following this link. Please note bookings close this Wednesday, 19th May.We provide a range of analysis on our website looking at rural statistics in a number of key policy areas. The Housing Insights have now been updated with two new analyses:
- Housing Affordability (2012 to 2020)
- Private Rental Affordability (2010 to 2020)
Each allow selection of a member authority and also a comparator authority. Class averages and classification averages are also made available to enable comparison within these groupings.CPRE are putting the voices of rural communities at the heart of the debate around the future of bus services. Share why buses matter to you and your community here
You can find out more about their campaign for rural buses at this link
In Hinterland this week - a significant focus on lock down and the impact of covid on mental health, pressure on local authority care budgets, dangerous rural roads, pricey broadband and some cheese on toast. Read on...
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The latest edition of the Funding Digest can be viewed hereLooking for funding for your local project or community group? This monthly bulletin includes links to various sources of grant funding that you may be able to access!
Read the latest RSN suggested draft responses for key rural consultations and view the latest Government Consultations that may be relevant to rural communities here
Member Insights is the place to discover the statistics that define communities within our membershipVisit the Members Insights here
Find out about our campaign for fairer funding for rural areas here
This includes our work on the Local Government Finance Settlement
This Rural Bulletin is published by the Rural Services Network and brings you a round up of our existing publications in one place.
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Posted: Thu, 20 May 2021 20:56 by Helen Denton-Stacey