Rural Assembly - Services

The Rural Assembly was established in 2014 to help bring together rural local authorities and rural service providers to share best practice and network together around key issues affecting rural communities.

The following services are available to organisations who become members:

Individual pages - Assembly Comprehensive website containing specific pages of information tailored to your authority.
News Digest A weekly email news service in relation to rural issues.
 Community Involvement of your Local Councils, schools and Chambers of Commerce through our community group.
 Parliamentary Representation of rural issues and challenges in Westminster at the Rural Services All Party Parliamentary Group.
 Opps Bulletin E-newsletters providing a weekly rural commentary, monthly topic and sector bulletins and monthly roundup of funding opportunities available.
 Draft Response Compilation of monthly consultation requests and suggested draft responses on major rural topics.
 Best Practice Library of rural best practice.
 Hinterland Commentary each week on current rural topics.
 E-networks E-Networking with colleagues from other rural authorities on a range of topics.
 Policy and Prac Best practice calls for evidence across English, Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish Local Authorities and compilation of results.
 Sounding Board Sounding Board of Rural Councillors responding to surveys to provide cohesive rural opinions.
 Rural Conference Annual Rural Conference
 State of Rural Services Biennial Examination of Rural Services and their operation throughout England
 Meetings Three meetings a year dealing with rural issues and sharing best practice.
 Seminars A number of Seminars for Officers and Members to attend throughout England on a range of rural topics with expert speakers and practitioners.
 Rural Unitary Group Rural Unitary Local Authorities can also join our Rural Unitary Group which brings them together twice a year to work on key issues affecting them. Click here to find out more about their work and priorities.

For more information about Rural Assembly contact us on:

01822 813641
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