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)
The report noted that this is leading to a rise in knife crime, meaning rural hospitals are having to deal with higher numbers of youths arriving at A&E with stab wounds.
John Poyton, the chief executive of youth charity Redthread, said it was crucial to get the rest of the country, not just urban centres, ‘to recognise there are issues around violence and vulnerability for local young people’.
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