Magazine article Public Finance

Diversity Review to Improve Rural Access

Magazine article Public Finance

Diversity Review to Improve Rural Access

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Town halls are being asked for their views on the best way to encourage young people, people with disabilities, and those from inner cities and Mack and ethnic minority communities to make the most of the English countryside.

Research undertaken by the Countryside Agency as part of the government's diversity review revealed that certain groups were not regular visitors to rural areas because providers often lacked the confidence to engage with them. However, the research also showed that when these groups did visit the countryside, they were keen to return.

Outdoors tor all?, a consultation paper published on May 23, is seeking opinions on how best to take forward a draft plan that aims, over the next ten years, to increase the number of people from these groups who enjoy rural recreation. …

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