MAJOR BOOST TO THE CAMPAIGN FOR A RURAL STRATEGY:
The Independent Food, Farming & Countryside Commission hosted by the RSA in its report launched on Tuesday 16th July ‘Our Future in the Land’ has added its voice to the calls by the RSN and the House of Lords Select Committee for a comprehensive Rural Strategy (more to follow)
The report also highlights poor transport links outside of urban areas, finding that almost half of those living in rural parts now need to leave at least 30 minutes to reach their nearest town centre if they do not have a car.
Brian Wilson, the report’s author, commented that ‘nearly a fifth of people in England live in rural areas, yet evidence shows that many of them face inadequate services, such as being unable to make mobile phone calls or being without transport options’.
→ Rural England - State of Rural Services Report 2018
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