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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 seminar programme for 2016-17 can be downloaded here

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Next Seminar:

grants and funding

Grants and Funding: meeting the philanthropic needs of rural England

Don't miss the next seminar in the 2016-2017 programme. Taking place on Wednesday 14th December 2016 in Peterborough, the event will consider what role is (and could) philanthropy play in rural communities.

You can download a booking for for the event here

Further information (including speakers for the event) can be downloaded here

Previous seminars:

Rural Economies: taking a lead on community regeneration and social value
Mind the [Rural] Gap – Access to Services and Rural Proofing seminar was held at Basement Room, Alan Baxter Buildings, 75 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EL
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
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