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Invite to Wooler event to help develop rural communities

Invite to Wooler event to help develop rural communities

11 April 2022

Share knowledge and best practice

People with an interest in developing rural communities in Northumberland are invited to an event in Wooler this month to share knowledge and best practice.

The National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise (NICRE) is holding the session on Tuesday 26 April at the Cheviot Centre to bring together those involved in community-based organisations, people working in community development/planning and local/regional government to strengthen networks and partnerships.

The event will be an opportunity for all parties to share experiences/perspectives and learn from each other, as well as hear about current policy, and research insights on tools and methods for engaging communities from Newcastle University academics.

To attend the event, which takes place from 10am to 3.30pm, register here or email

Rural communities. community development, Northumberland

Partnership working

Director of NICRE Jeremy Phillipson, Professor of Rural Development at one of its founding academic partners the Centre for Rural Economy at Newcastle University, said: “We know there are vast amounts of outstanding work taking place in communities across rural Northumberland and excellent examples of collaborative working.

“However, we want to help bring these people and organisations closer together to share knowledge and best practice to make these communities more resilient, sustainable places to live and work.

“While every community is unique, rural areas face many common challenges and it is only by learning from each other, and working in partnership, that we stand a much better chance of making a positive difference.

“We’d urge anyone with an interest in developing the rural community in which they live or work to come along and meet other like-minded individuals.”

The event in Wooler follows a successful session in Hexham in March.