27 April 2021
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RSN evidence in House of Lords Select Committee Report
The House of Lords Select Committee on Covid-19 has published a report on 21st April 2021, on the Inquiry into 'Living Online: the long term impact on wellbeing'.
The report entitled 'Beyond Digital: Planning for a Hybrid World' quotes the evidence provided by the Rural Services Network twice in the report...
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Government Response to Consultation on Changes to the Planning System
Small villages could soon find it easier to provide affordable housing for local residents
New support via the neighbourhood planning support programme
UK aims to take rural areas out of digital dark age
Raising the bar on energy-efficient, affordable rural homes
Warning over picturesque countryside being spoilt by housing developments 
Rural transport: Young people 'written off'
Labour launches policy review as data shows £255m cut to rural communities
Rural Related Politics - An RSN weekly review
This week will see the Rural Decarbonisation Seminar take place, featuring four excellent speakers: 
Dr Emily Prestwood from Birmingham Energy Institute, Mark Davies from Lancaster City Council, Stuart Easterbrook from Cadent and Karen Barrass from UK100. The session is fully booked and we look forward to the lively debate!

There are still spaces at the May seminar focusing on Rural Health and Social Care on 26th May, all members of the RSN are entitled to attend our events and you can book your place here.
This week the House of Lords Select Committee on Covid-19 published their report, Beyond Digital: Planning for a Hybrid World.  The RSN submitted a response to their call for evidence and is quoted in the report, see the full story here
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The latest edition of the Funding Digest can be viewed here
Looking for funding for your local project or community group? This monthly bulletin includes links to various sources of grant funding that you may be able to access!
Read the latest RSN suggested draft responses for key rural consultations and view the latest Government Consultations that may be relevant to rural communities here
Member Insights is the place to discover the statistics that define communities within our membership
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Find out about our campaign for fairer funding for rural areas here
This includes our work on the Local Government Finance 
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