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Area Forums & Seminars

The RSN organises an annual seminar programme which is free of charge to members. The events are intended to help Councils and Rural Services Partnership Members overcome some of the issues and challenges that they face in delivering services in rural places.

Seminar Programme 2016-2017

The draft seminar programme for 2016-17 can be downloaded here

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The seminar programme for 2015-16 can be downloaded here

Next Free Seminar:

Mind the [Rural] Gap – Access to Services and Rural Proofing
Wednesday 6 July 2016, 11.00am-3.00pm
Alan Baxter Buildings, Farringdon, London EC1M 6EL

To download a booking form for this event click here

The Making Rural Settlements Work: Planning and Affordable Housing seminar was held at Council Chamber, North Yorkshire County Council, County Hall, Northallerton on the 9th February 2016
The Tackling the Challenges of Ageing – Fuel Poverty and Services for the Older People seminar was held at Cotswold District Council on the 18th November 2015
The Viable Rural Communities and Economies – Through the lens of the Market Town seminar was held at Harborough District Council on the 19th August 2015
The Local Authorities and the Health and Well-Being Agenda seminar was held at The Guildhall, High St, Worcester on the 3rd of March 2015
The Lottery and Local Authorities – Learning from Good Practice at the Local Level seminar was held at Rocket Science, Alan Baxter Buildings, 70 Cowcross Street, London on the 27th of January 2015
Sustainable Tourism Strategies seminar was held in Cheltenham on the 3rd December 2014 
The Localism in Practice seminar was held at University of Lincoln, Brayford Wharf, Lincoln on the 22nd of July 2014 
Sustainable Tourism Strategies seminar was held at Northumberland National Park Authority, Eastburn, South Park, Hexham, Northumberland on the 3rd of June 2014 
Neighbourhood and the Broader Planning Agenda seminar was held at Methodist Church, Wordsworth Street, Penrith, Cumbria on the 29th of April 2014 
The Art, Culture, Landscapes, LOCAL AUTHORITIES and Geography seminar was held at South Holland Centre, Spalding on the 12th of March 2014 
The “The Unreachables” – Making Delivery Work Through Partnership Across the Rural/Urban Divide seminar was held at Cheshire East Council, Town Hall, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 1EA on the 11th of February 2014
The Approaches to Alternative Service Delivery seminar was held at Oxfordshire County Council, County Hall, New Road, Oxford on the 14th of January 2014

Seminar Programme 2012-2013

The What makes a community sustainable? seminar - held Bishop Lloyd’s Palace, 51/53 Watergate Row, Chester CH1 2LE on the 10 September 2013
The Developing Rural Places - Planning and Localism seminar held at Shropshire Council, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire on the 16 July 2013
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