Postponement of the 24/02/2020 West Midlands Regional Seminar

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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We provide a range of services which may be of interest to those who work on supporting the development of the Rural Economy.


This section provides an economic profile for local authorities and brings together a range of key indicators in relation to the economy which enables them to see how well their local area is performing.


We ensure that one of our seminars each year focuses on economic development to provide those officers who support the development of the rural economy, the opportunity to network and share best practice.  


We host one meeting a year specifically for Economic Development Officers.  


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.


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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