Working together to deliver rural regeneration in a new era will be the main topic of discussion at this year’s Advantage West Midlands-backed Rural Regeneration Zone (RRZ) Annual Conference.
The event, which is being held at Ludlow Racecourse on July 2, will provide an opportunity to look at ways in which the zone is helping drive forward the area’s emergence from the downturn and the opportunities/challenges that will no doubt arise from a new political landscape.
A new announcement on broadband provision will headline the conference and there will be a host of keynote speakers including chairman of Advantage West Midlands Sir Roy McNulty, Jon Dover from Care Farming West Midlands and the possibility of a minister from the new coalition Government.
Peter Pawsey, chairman of the Rural Regeneration Zone, explained: “We said in 2009 that we needed to be the catalyst for change and, despite a year of tough trading conditions and restrictions on funding, we have once again continued to drive regeneration in Herefordshire, Shropshire and parts of rural Worcester.
“Working with key partners from the public and private sectors, the Zone has been able to introduce innovative solutions to meeting long-term plans and the last twelve months has seen progress made on our key pillars of strong economy, environmental excellence, skills and increasing access to services.”