We provide an evidence base for Neighbourhood Planning, with information available often down to Parish level for some key statistics which may be useful in the evidence base for the plan. Comparative information is available to provide more value to the data.
The Observatory provides statistical analyses and comment on key service provision and issues affecting rural communities. It enables local authorities to view data often down to Local Authority level to see how well they are performing.
Rural experts consider key issues affecting rural authorities and provide in depth analysis.
Our rural journalist brings you the latest rural news headlines.
The Rural Sounding Board will gather views and opinions of rural Local Authority Councillors and Parish Councillors across England and will use the results and analysis to help inform wider debates about rural issues, and where appropriate, work to influence decision makers.
We host a group on the Knowledge Hub specifically for local authorities that are members of the Rural Services Network, enabling them to have the opportunity to network electronically.
We provide 6 regional seminar/networking meeting events around the country each year. These focus on different rural issues to bring together service providers to focus on these issues.
We provide opportunities for members to network at our regional seminars, main meetings, Annual Conference and electronically through the RSN.
We host an Annual Rural Conference which has become a key event in the rural calendar, bringing together expert speakers to share their views with rural delegates.
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