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Our rural strategy 'Respecting our Past, Embracing our Future' was launched on 28th July 2016. 

L-R Cllr John Galley, Marcus Roberts, Paul Hinsley, Suzanne Harris, Jane Gardner, Cllr David Finch, Cllr Mick Page, Cllr Simon Walsh, Cllr John Jowers, Nick Shuttleworth, Peter Davey, Cllr Howard Rolfe, Ian Davidson, Revd Janet Nicholls, Anna Watson

The full strategy document can be downloaded here
The summary of priorities can be downloaded here

At the launch of the event attendees were invited to sign up their pledge to delivering the strategy.  Here are some photographs of people hanging their pledges on our Rowan tree, which has been planted in the Great Notley Country Park.


There are also some evidence documents available to view:

Click here for the main evidence base

Click here for findings from the consultation during the strategy development

Click here for a National Data Briefing, compiled for Essex

Click here to view some Natural Environment facts and figures for Essex

Click here for migrant and ethinicty data

Click here to view the national State of Nature 2013 publication

Maps available to view:
Click here for a map of the South East LEP, showing rural and urban classification
Click here for a map showing land cover type