Thursday 6 July 2017
Responding to the statement, Rural Services Network chief executive Graham Biggs MBE said:
“Rural communities contribute a great deal to the national economy but are facing threats to their future.
“This is due to chronic underfunding, demographic challenges, diminishing resources – and the needs of rural areas being systematically overlooked.
“Without action, conditions in rural areas will deteriorate further.
“It is in the national interest that we all work together to revitalise this fundamental national asset."
1) The Rural Coalition offers itself as a partner for all Government departments and their agencies, drawing on a wealth of expertise and access to rural practitioners.
The coalition website is at www.ruralcoalition.org.uk.
Members of the Rural Coalition include:
Action with Communities in Rural England
National Housing Federation
Campaign to Protect Rural England
Country Land and Business Association
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Germinate: the Arthur Rank Centre
Royal Town Planning Institute
National Association of Local Councils
Rural Services Network
National Farmers Union
Town and Country Planning Association
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