Making the rural voice heard
ORCC plays an active role in a range of key groups and partnerships:
- Oxfordshire Local Economic Partnership
- Southern Oxfordshire LEADER
- Rural Inclusion Group
- Oxfordshire Stronger Communities Alliance
- Specialist groups looking at particular issues
- Regional and national RCC networks
- ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England).
There are always competing priorities and we cannot always succeed in getting rural needs acknowledged as much as we would like, but it is important that we keep reminding our decision-makers that Oxfordshire is the most rural county in the south east and as such, has particular needs.
The same problems come up time and again – availability of services, affordable housing, and rural transport. We continue to lobby for improvements to all of these, using the experience we have in working with rural communities to provide evidence and examples (often in the form of ‘case studies’) that help support our case.
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