OPEN FOR BUSINESS

We are still 'open for business' at the RSN with all of our staff working remotely to stay safe. We will still be delivering our services to our customers, although we're having a little think about how to best enable our usual face to face meetings and seminars.

We are looking forward to chatting with you online! If you have a query please email admin@sparse.gov.uk and we will get back to you.

Stay safe!

Spotlight on our seminars - 2020 Programme

The Rural Services Network is excited to launch our RSN 2020 Seminar Programme

Each year we provide a range of seminar/networking events across the breadth of the country, with one event taking place in each region. 

We recognised that not all of our member organisations were able to attend our London meetings due to pressures with time and travel cost, so we decided to change our approach to ensure that we were also hosting events closer to our members.

Each seminar is focused on a particular subject, with speakers generally sharing their knowledge and experience in the morning, and group discussion on the designated subject and regional issues in the afternoon.

We also feature one of our Rural Services Partnership organisations at each seminar for them to share their experiences.

So far 6 of our local authorities have kindly offered to host a seminar for 2020 and we will be finalising the 7th venue shortly. 

The scheduled dates and locations for 2020 with are:

Region
Host Authority
Date
Subject

West Midlands

Stafford Borough Council

24th Feb 2020

Rural Health and Wellbeing

South East

Chichester District Council

9th March 2020

Rural Economy

South West

East Devon District Council

23rd March 2020

Time for a Rural Strategy

North East

Durham County Council

11th May 2020

Rural Transport & Connectivity

East Midlands

East Suffolk Council

27th July 2020

Rural Skills and Education

North West

Chorley Council

5th October 2020

Rural Vulnerability

Yorkshire

Selby District Council

2nd November 2020

Rural Housing

Seminars are open to RSN members, please email events@sparse.gov.uk to book your place.

*You can review previous seminars here

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