For 90 years the Government has supported rural people and communities through providing a financial contribution towards the work of AirS and our sister organisations in the ACRE network (Action with Communities in Rural England). Defra are now considering complete withdrawal of funding.
Our national association ACRE have initiated an online petition to get some momentum behind continued support for the Rural Community Council and ACRE network – that is AirS in Sussex. This is the link :
To stop supporting our work is symptomatic of a reluctance to understand rural social issues, especially for the most vulnerable in rural communities.
We urge you to please sign the petition and copy this email on to others on your Parish Council and also organisations within your village asking for their support too.
Once we get 10,000 signatures Defra have to publish a response. When we get to 100,000 signatures it triggers the process for a debate in the House of Commons.
Please sign and copy this email on to all available contacts.
Thank you for your help.
—————————————- Jeremy Leggett
Chief Executive Direct Line: 01273 407331
Action in rural Sussex
212 High Street