Information on what the rural partnership is, who the members are, how to get involved, working in other partnerships and what is the local joint access forum.
The partnership is a forum which holds meetings, events and conferences to discuss issues that affect people living in the rural communities of the East Riding. It provides a strong 'rural voice' and promotes the economic and social wellbeing of residents living in rural communities by responding to consultation documents, informing policy makers and lobbying for resources and service delivery to be equitable in rural areas.
The East Riding of Yorkshire Council and the East Riding of Yorkshire Rural Partnership have developed a new Rural Strategy for 2016-2020. The Strategy was created in order to raise the profile of rural issues. Key issues included in the new Rural Strategy are:
The Rural Strategy aims to support positive, sustainable rural development during these economically challenging times by tackling the problems faced by rural businesses, the farming sector and rural communities in respect of accessing services, and by developing opportunities presented by the landscape and heritage of the East Riding, and local food especially in the tourism sector.
The goal of the East Riding of Yorkshire 2016-2020 Rural Strategy is that people of all ages can live, work and thrive in the Rural East Riding , which is itself, vibrant and sustainable.
The Rural Strategy was created following a consultation process to define your issues, opportunities and priorities for the new Rural Strategy.
Our consultation process included:
The new Rural Strategy 2016-2020 which includes the Action Plan for 2016/17 can be downloaded below:
The East Riding of Yorkshire Rural Strategy 2016-2020 (pdf 2.48mb opens in new window)
The partnership has a broad and expanding membership of individuals and organisations actively involved in rural matters. The partnership is chaired by Sir Ian Macdonald of Sleat, and members include businesses, farmers and land managers, town and parish councillors, service providers, community and voluntary sector organisations, representatives from other partnerships and individuals with specific interest and expertise in rural issues.
Anyone with an interest in rural issues and how they affect rural communities in the East Riding can become a member of the partnership which operated within a common sense terms of reference. Becoming a member means that you will receive invitations to the events, discussion forums and conferences organised by the partnership. You will also receive occasional and related items of rural interest.
If you are interested and would like more information please contact us:
Yes. Please access the documents available below.
The Rural Policy and Partnership team works with partnership members to produce information sheets on issues of interest to rural communities and businesses.
Partnership Seminar: "Taking Stock, Identifying Priorities & Maximising Potential” - June 2015 (word 11kb opens in new window)
Partnership Seminar: “Exploring opportunities for local rural development” - December 2014 ( word 115kb opens in new window)
Guide to Permitted Development Rights (pdf 136kb opens in new window)
Guide to Planning for Businesses (pdf 83kb opens in new window)
Affordable Warmth (pdf 125kb opens in new window)
The partnership is a key partner in the Local Strategic Partnership (LSP) and has representation at LSP action group meetings (eg. Economy and Skills Action Group). Representatives of other partnerships, such as the Joint Local Access Forum, also attend and contribute to rural partnership meetings.
Local access forums are statutory bodies advising on issues relating to public access, rights of way (eg. public footpaths, bridleways) and open-air recreation. Members of the joint forum for the East Riding and Hull are volunteers representing a wide range of outdoor interests, including walking, cycling, horse riding and off-road motoring.
The joint local access forum is affiliated to the East Riding of Yorkshire Rural Partnership. To find out more about the work of the forum please see the Joint Local Access Forum.