Taking into account the current weather & flooding situation across the country we have decided to postpone the West Midlands Regional Seminar which was supposed to take place this upcoming Monday, 24th of February 2020 at Stafford Borough Council.
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According to the Council, rural communities ‘stand at a crossroads’ and like England’s largest county, North Yorkshire, they face ‘unprecedented challenges’ due to scattered populations, lack of affordable housing, a high school closure rate and Brexit uncertainty.
Leah Swain, chief executive of Community First Yorkshire, a charity working with rural communities, commented: ‘In the absence of a Government rural strategy, we need to be ambitious for our own rural economy, think differently about how we provide affordable housing, innovate in health and social care services and ensure our young people can actually travel to education and jobs.’
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