The Rural Bulletin 7th March 2023
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Final push to share your views on cost of living
The Rural Services Network in partnership with the Citizens Advice Rural Issues Group launched a Rural Cost of Living Household Survey
We are delighted to have received almost 5500 responses to the survey but we want more! The survey is now in its final few weeks and closes on 31st March 2023.
We need your help to receive as many survey responses as possible, whatever your household's income or financial position. This will help us to engage more effectively with Government Departments, MPs and other policy makers.
New Chair of Rural Services All Party Parliamentary Group
Mental health hubs being set up in rural England to combat high rates of farmer suicide
New Forest District Council given additional £540,000 government funding to support rural communities
Bishop of St Albans calls for strategy to improve conditions in countryside
Remote and Rural Medicine Conference Announced
Rural Lens review on the Rural England Prosperity Fund Prospectus and Funding Formula
Yorkshire to gain further electric buses through funding scheme
Exciting new community micro-enterprise project in Cheshire West and Chester
Rural Related Politics - An RSN weekly review
RSN Seminar: Rural Fair Funding will be held between 11:00-1:00 on Wednesday, 29th March 2023 online via Zoom and it will discuss the topic of Rural Fair Funding in England.
This event is free to attend to all members and you can book your place by visiting this link
Rural Economy Spotlight - March 2023Just a few things which are included in this edition of the Spotlight - a cross-government plan to speed up delivery of major infrastructure projects, research examining rural enterprises' access to external finance and the impact on growth and a UK seafood fund for skills and training.
Read all this and more here
In this edition of Hinterland a bevvy of food stories, horses, trains and finally an update on our former Queen's corgis. Read on...
Free broadband offer for village halls extendedAirband is a provider of rural broadband services and this year is working closely with the Rural Services Network.
Their mission is to provide the best rural broadband.
They understand the key role that village halls play in rural communities and their importance as a focal point for the community.
They are delighted to offer free broadband to village halls on their current airband network
Read more...Terms and conditions apply
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
Posted: Wed, 08 Mar 2023 11:58 by Helen Denton-Stacey