- Monday, 20 February 2012 09:56 Tamsin Morris Hits: 1218
The Carnegie UK Trust has published a report on rural development networks. The report aimed to map rural development networks within the UK and Ireland and sought to identify why rural networks exist, their benefits to users and the key issues facing them. They found that a large number of rural development networks are currently in existence and that those who used these networks described a range of positive benefits including increased confidence in tackling local issues. Most networks are increasingly using online communication methods and were keen to engage in joined-up working with other organisations. Of course, there's a lot of comment I could make on this story, based on our SCLN experience, but perhaps that can wait for another day...
You can download a copy of the report here.