The campaign calls on Government to fairly fund rural areas and to ensure that Government policies are developed and implemented in ways which take into account the particular needs of rural communities.
Taking place on Monday 1st March, the Launch Event of Revitalising Rural: Realising the Vision was chaired by Philip Dunne MP, (Chair of the Rural Services APPG) and focused on three key issues highlighted in the campaign that are vital to rural areas: Rural Transport, Affordable Rural Housing and the Rural Economy.
The Rural Transport session was chaired by Rob Butler MP and featured:
The Rural Affordable Housing session was chaired by Ed Buscall, Chair of Hastoe Group and featured:
The Rural Economies session was chaired by Lord Foster of Bath and featured:
The event was aimed at Parliamentarians and key decision makers in the Civil Service, along with contacts in the media.
Further details about the event will be available in the Rural Bulletin next week.
The Revitalising Rural: Realising the Vision campaign sets out a number of key asks of government in 14 policy areas as below:
Documents for the campaign can be accessed at this link: https://www.rsnonline.org.uk/revitalising-rural
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