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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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Coming soon -  The RSN Seminar Programme 2017-2018

Themes for our coming seminars will be: Public Sector Funding, The Future of Rural Areas, Barriers to Access, Health and Wellbeing. These themes all tie in with RSN core priorities. We are planning to hold seminars this year in: the South West, Midlands, North West and Yorkshire and the Humber. If you would like to offer a venue or a paper, please let us know.

Previous seminars:

The Place Marketing was held The Square, Town Hall, Retford, Nottinghamshire on the 26th of July 2017
(Re)defining Rural Places was held the University of Chester on the 24th of May 2017
Rural Programmes and Cross Cutting Themes
Grants and Funding: meeting the philanthropic needs of rural England
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 
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