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

The Rural Bulletin 21st September 2022

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Due to the state funeral which took place on Monday 19th September, the Rural Transport and Rural Cost of Living session have been rearranged.

They will now take place as follows:

Rural Cost of Living Panel Discussion - Thursday 22nd September 13.30 - 14.30
Rural Transport Session - Friday 23rd September 13.00-15.00

Everyone that was booked onto these two sessions, has been transferred to the revised date and time.

If you have any queries, please email

The conference started yesterday with discussion in the morning on Rural Economic Regeneration and we were delighted to be joined in the afternoon by Lord Benyon of DEFRA to discuss rural proofing and delegates concerns about rural communities.

Included in this edition of the Spotlight are details of how rural businesses and communities are set to benefit from up to £110 million of funding allocated by the government under the 'Rural England Prosperity Fund, details of research from the National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise (NICRE) which uncovers how farm businesses may struggle with new policies and the announcement by government of measures to support people and businesses with their energy bills.
Read all this and more here

Looking for funding for your local project or community group? Read the latest edition of the Funding Digest here

Read 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.

If you have any comments on the Rural Bulletin, please contact us here.

Posted: Wed, 21 Sep 2022 10:37 by Helen Denton-Stacey

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