RURAL SOLUTIONS SERVICE LEVEL UPDATE FOR MAY
Following the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Rural Solutions has so far, albeit with some changes to our abilities to hold site visits, maintained ‘business as usual’; through our team working from home and holding all communications through digital channels. For full details of this please refer to our earlier service level update that we issued in March at the beginning of lockdown.
We are now in the fifth week of lockdown and whilst many of our projects continue and new projects get going, we have experienced a falloff in work associated with sectors forced to close by Government restrictions.
Consequently, we have decided to engage with the Government Job Retention Scheme for a small number of the team, for a short period. This means that as of 1st May we will have a reduced team and some of our colleagues will be unavailable. If your Rural Solutions contact on an ongoing project is affected, you will be informed of this personally and all colleagues on a temporary leave of absence (furlough) will relay this message on their automatic email responses.
Rural Solutions remains fully operational and colleagues will be available to speak to throughout normal working hours (Mon-Fri 9-5pm).
While the situation remains uncertain, we take comfort in the fact that we have an outstanding team and a supportive and loyal community of clients.
We will continue to update our website and social media platforms with any updates to our working practices arising from the Coronavirus pandemic over the coming weeks and months.
Thank you and stay safe.
We are delighted to congratulate Kate Girling, Senior Planner here at Rural Solutions Ltd, on her new role as the 2021/22 Chair of Women in Property for the Yorkshire and the North East region.
Kate will hold the position for a full year from the 1st March 2021 and is excited to be taking an active role within Women in Property, an organisation that seeks to support, mentor and increase opportunities for women in the property and construction industries.
TEAMING UP TO OFFER REWILDING AND REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE CONSULTANCY BY IVAN DE KLEE, KNEPP ESTATE AND DOMINIC BUSCALL, WILD KEN HILL
We are excited to offer a new consultancy service for our client on rewilding and regenerative agriculture with two of the UK’s leading practitioners.
At Rural Solutions we are passionate about the British countryside and the opportunities it provides, and increasingly we have seen that many of our clients share this passion and increased focus on nature, and nature recovery.
We are excited to share an update on the eco-house that nears completion at a rural village in the Nidderdale AONB.
Here at Rural Solutions, we are lucky enough to be working on an incredibly exciting project with the internationally acclaimed sculptor, Andy Goldsworthy. More information on the project itself will follow when we are able, but for now, we wanted to share with you some of Andy’s unique and fantastic creations.