The Leicestershire and Rutland Rural Community Council (RCC) is delighted to have been chosen to deliver the Leicestershire Rural Partnership (LRP) Rural Advice Service.

Funded by Leicestershire County Council the service will provide the following support to help progress Big Society initiatives in rural areas:

  • Advice and guidance to communities on a range of rural issues
  • Specialist advice on community consultation, action planning and project development activity
  • Signposting to other organisations and support services that may be able to provide further support and advice in specialist areas

This will include:

  • telephone and e-mail advice 9.00am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
  • online resources to support your community consultation and community action planning activity
  • an online network for community groups (in development)
  • promotion and introduction of new initiatives that help to provide services for people in rural areas
  • signposting and liaison with LRP partner organisations and other service providers on local issues, networking and the sharing of best practice
  • identification and targeting of support to key priority areas and themes utilising local intelligence and information available
  • promotion of Leicestershire villages websites
  • an annual event for local community groups to showcase good practice and new initiatives
  • FREE places will be available on session 1 of the RCC Community led planning training course(more info to follow)

More information can be found here.