The Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Rural Strategy is a coherent county wide rural policy framework for the period 2008-2012, complete with a target-driven Action Plan. Based on a thoroughly researched evidence base, the Strategy provides a detailed overview of the state of rural affairs in the county, whilst clearly and concisely identifying the most pertinent issues for future attention. With its Action Plan, the strategy will be a powerful tool, acting as a focus for positive action, enabling others to challenge and contribute to the delivery of its priorities. Rural communities are changing, and the Strategy is the core driver in managing this transition. The Rural Strategy reflects the needs and aspirations of people who live and work in rural Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes. Over 100 people and organisations contributed to this strategy – through public meetings, stakeholder workshops and written feedback. This document is only the first step, but it is vital in ensuring organisations and local communities, working in partnership, act to secure a sustainable future for our rural communities.
Buckinghamshire County Council, Bucks Community Action and Milton Keynes Council