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 was created following a consultation process to define your issues, opportunities and priorities for the new Rural Strategy.
Our consultation process included:
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.
An Annual Review 2017/2018 of the Rural Strategy 2016-2020 has been produced. This includes a newly revised Action Plan 2017/2018 which will continue to ensure that there is a high profile for Rural issues in the East Riding and that the six Key Objectives from the Rural Strategy 2016-2020 are actioned. The Annual Review also includes a review of the Action Plan 2016/2017 and its key outputs.
The Rural Strategy 2016-2020 which includes the Action Plan for 2016/2017; and the Annual Review 2017/2018 can be downloaded below:
The East Riding of Yorkshire Rural Strategy 2016-2020 (pdf 2.48mb opens in new window)
Rural Strategy Annual Review 2017/2018 (pdf 4.6mb 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.
If you are interested and would like more information, including how to join, please contact us:
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.