Rural Britain: a vision for 2020

What do you think rural Britain will be like in 2020?  How would you like to see it change?  What should we be preserving?

Simon Berry, Chief Executive of ruralnet|uk, has set up a website for people to voice their opinions on the matter with a view to creating a collective vision for the future of rural Britain.  Rural Britain: a 2020 Vision was launched at the recent ruralnet|uk and Action for Market Towns event ‘Future Choices – Live & Local’ and has already received hundreds of contributions.

In this video, Simon explains a little more about the idea and what makes a collective vision important:

Rural Britain – a 2020 vision from ruralnetuk on Vimeo.

Visions and aspirations added so far include:

  • Greater opportunities for young people to improve their basic life skills, education and employment opportunities
  • Free wireless internet connectivity everywhere
  • Greater local autonomy and responsibility for providing local services

To have your say, visit the Rural Britain: a 2020 vision website, where you can take a look at the contributions made so far, comment on them and make your own contibution to this collective vision.

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This post was written by Lucy on October 28, 2008

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