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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)

Future policies must be rural-proofed

An open letter signed by the Rural Services Network and other interested parties was published in the Yorkshire Post.

The letter echoes growing calls for Government to rural-proof all future policies to ensure that no part of the country is left behind.

It argues that years of an inadequate rural policy framework and public sector austerity have left significant challenges for service delivery in our towns and villages, and this can no longer be ignored by the Government.

It also warns that Brexit will only compound existing deep-seated challenges if they are not adequately addressed and also if the current model, which, in many respects, is heavily reliant on EU funding streams, is not suitably replaced.

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→ Yorkshire Post - Why future policies should be rural-proofed – Yorkshire Post letters

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