The countryside is often overlooked when it comes to policy and investment, especially by Labour governments. With the effects of the last 10 years of austerity maginified by poor rural infrastructure and often higher costs of living in rural areas, poverty rates across the countryside have been steadily rising. This session will focus on giving the countryside a voice in its future, discussing the challenges rural areas face and imagining what a radical vision of rural life might look like.
Organised by Norfolk Transformed and Tynedale Transformed
Frances Rowe is a researcher for the Centre for Rural Economy at Newcastle University involved in National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise. Speaking independently.
Craig Atkinson is a volunteer for B4av Broadband for the Allen Valley’s and trustee of Higher Ground, a community Garden project.
Tynedale Transformed is about re-imagining a fairer and sustainable future and making it happen. It is a platform for ideas and information and action. It is about thinking big. Inspired by TWT.
Norfolk Transformed is one of many local groups inspired and supported by The World Transformed: political education for a strong grassroots movement to transform our society into one based on economic, social and environmental justice.