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)
Falling pupil numbers have been blamed for a loss of funding which has left many primary and even secondary schools struggling to remain open.
The paper also believes that: ‘The schools’ difficulties are indivisible from the wider problems facing our rural communities.’ A lack of opportunities, a shortage of affordable homes and an ageing populations results in young people migrating to more urban areas.
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