Shearsby Parish Council

Protecting, Connecting, Involving and Representing Shearsby

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Clerk: Helen Denton-Stacey
36 Sherrier Way, Lutterworth
Leics LE17 4NW

Tel: 07734 793986

Rural Bulletin 20th July

Tourism Recovery Plan through a Rural Lens
The Tourism Recovery Plan was launched by the Government on 11 June 2021 with promises to help the sector build back better from the pandemic.
It aims to recover domestic tourism to pre pandemic levels by 2022 and international tourism by 2023 – both at least a year faster than independent forecasts predict.
The Rural Services Network has examined the Tourism Recovery Plan from a rural perspective
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Rural Issues Raised in Westminster Planning Debate

Virgin Media O2 announces a 4G & 5G boost to rural areas

Local authorities want new powers to decarbonise transport

Rural UK suffering from 'streaming divide'

Region development in Melton Borough Council

Support Choices flies the nest becoming a sustainable local advice service

New Report - Assistive Technology in Adult Social Care

5G Rural Dorset project for enhanced connectivity

Rural Related Politics - An RSN weekly review

Read our Rural Lens Feature on the Tourism Recovery Plan at this link. We've examined the plan for issues affecting rural communities and to see where it takes into account the needs of rural communities.Book your place on our Enabling Rural Business Seminar on 28th July from 11am to 1pm. The seminar is open to members of the RSN, book your place at this linkREQUEST FROM A MEMBER ORGANISATION:
Local Plan Preparation - Policies on Phosphorus Reduction Facilities
We have a request from a rural Local Authority who is researching the deleterious effect of phosphates emerging from sewage treatment plants into the freshwater streams and rivers here and in particular upon chalk based watercourses.
Are there any other local authorities doing similar work to identify further policies which may be considered in the context of Local Plan preparation and relate to the extent and state of phosphorus reduction facilities installed at treatment plants, including in particular their suitability given existing and future housing supply.
If your local authority is undertaking similar work particularly those located in the chalk river/ stream areas (such as Hants and the Chilterns) please contact admin@sparse.gov.uk so that we can put you in contact.

RSN completes Rural Lens Review on Health White Paper
The White Paper Integration and Innovation: working together to improve health and care for all was published earlier this year and the RSN has produced a Rural Lens Review on its content.
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In Hinteralnd this week - we profile the release of the National Food Strategy and the Environmental Justice Commission report. We also think about the gulf in political appointment culture and practice between local and national government and we look at the impact of covid-driven waiting lists with a reflection of rural populations and we finish with a reflection in and finally of the relationship between roads and wild water swimmers. Read more...

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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: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 12:08 by Helen Denton-Stacey

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