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Rural white paper stakeholder sub-groups update Gildernew

14 August, 2009 - by Westminster

Rural white paper stakeholder sub-groups update Gildernew

Minister Michelle Gildernew MP MLA has met with the chairpersons of the Rural White Paper stakeholder sub-groups.

The five stakeholder sub-groups have recently commenced work looking at rural issues and challenges within the five themes: Rural Vision, Rural Governance, Rural Services, Rural People and Rural Places.

Speaking after the meeting the Minister said: “This meeting is another important building block in our Rural White Paper plans. It is a clear illustration of my determination to progress this issue as quickly as possible. Now that the stakeholder sub-groups have commenced work, I will watch with interest the issues and challenges affecting our rural communities which emerge from their work. The chairpersons of the sub-groups have provided me with progress reports today. I remain confident that the sub-groups will make an important contribution to the delivery of a successful Rural White Paper.”

“It is important that momentum on the Rural White Paper is maintained and I look forward to hearing further updates from stakeholders on measures which they have identified which will help to ensure the future sustainability of our rural areas.”

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