Friday, 18 August 2017

Brexit: and the future for rural Devon in the global economy

Local MPs look forward to a green and pleasant land post-Brexit:
Futures Forum: Brexit: and how to make a 'Green Brexit' work

There are several options for rural communities:
Futures Forum: Rural tourism is 'worth more than farming'
Futures Forum: Brexit: and Countryside Matters
Futures Forum: Brexit: and 10 key questions for rural policy

The Devon Communities Together, the community council for Devon, is putting on an event next month:

What does the future hold for rural Devon in the global economy?

By Crediton Courier Newspaper in Local Peoplerev
WITH Brexit, globalisation and the environment dominating the political landscape, Devon Communities Together, the community council for Devon, explores what the implications might mean for the county’s rural communities.
Prominent academics and pioneers of industry will offer valuable insights at the sixth annual Rural Futures Conference, which will be held on Thursday, September 28 at Westpoint Conference Centre, near Exeter. 
Professor Michael Woods from Aberystwyth University will explore how rural communities in particular can respond to the challenges of globalisation.
Dr Sally Basker from Exeter Science Park will be exploring whether new technology can offer a new future for rural communities.

Philip Cork from Crediton Dairy will look at the international dimensions of running an essentially "local" industry.

Dr Christopher Balch from the University of Plymouth will be discussing the impact of globalisation and asking how the South West can respond.
Huw Davies from PETROC College will discuss the challenges of becoming a more caring and inclusive society through a period of economic uncertainty.
Elaine Cook, Devon Communities Together CEO said: “This conference is about taking a step back from the fast pace of the world and exploring how Devon fits into the jigsaw.
"This year, we’re delighted to invite a number of prominent academics and leaders of industry to speak. For anyone with a vested interest in Devon, or in rural communities generally, this is the place to be.”
Martin Rich, event co-ordinator, said: “There are differing views on the benefits, or otherwise, of global economic and social forces on rural communities. Brexit may be just a side-show to greater dynamic as international centres of influence and power shift. There is a reaction against globalisation, is this the future or just an adjustment?
"Can ‘me first’ ever be a reality? We will explore the issues, not the sound-bites and discover a new direction for Devon.”
Devon Communities Together, the operating name for the Community Council of Devon, is an independent charitable company, founded in 1961. It is part of a national network of Rural Community Councils.
Devon Communities Together supports communities in many ways, including technical support for local councils, community halls and social enterprises. It helps communities develop new and imaginative ways of meeting needs, working in partnership with statutory bodies and voluntary organisations.
To book tickets, or for further information, telephone Devon Communities Together on 01392 248919 or visit the website: www.devoncommunities.org.uk .
Alan Quick

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