The Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs has been urged to back North Yorkshire’s bid to be a Rural Growth Network pilot.
Caroline Spelman was in the Skipton and Ripon constituency at the invitation of MP Julian Smith to see the progress being made on broadband and to launch the Go On North Yorkshire campaign. Ms Spelman was also asked to back the Rural Growth Network pilot proposed by the North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership. The aim of the bid is to connect businesses in rural communities, give them superfast broadband, access to business support and promote a culture of enterprise. Mr Smith said: “I believe it would help stimulate growth and encourage more businesses to set-up and move to this part of the country.”