The council's rural team support Bishop Burton's 'Spring Live' event this weekend
Thu, 17 Mar 2022

Bishop Burton College is launching an exciting new event this Spring and the council's rural policy & partnerships team will be attending the event to support.

The event is building on the traditional and popular 'Lambing Weekend' which the college has hosted for several years. Whilst lambs should be born in time for visitors to see at the event, the college is planning a day which will showcase the rural economy more widely - something which is reflected in the new name Spring Live. 

The gates will open to the Bishop Burton College campus from 10.30am - 3pm on Sunday 20 March. There will be plenty of activities for all the family to have an amazing day. Head to the farm to see our new arrivals, tackle an obstacle course, watch some barrel racing or get up close to some creepy crawlies!

This will be an occasion which will celebrate the many good things that are happening at Bishop Burton College and in the wider 'Rural East Riding'.  It will capture economic activity associated with the farming community, new robotics and developments in technology, countryside access and management, equine and animal management enterprises and local food and tourism businesses, amongst others. 

After the challenges and difficult times associated with Brexit and COVID-19, the 'Spring Live' event will provide an opportunity to get into the countryside and the open-air and to see many things which should lift our spirits. 

The principal of the college, Bill Meredith, has invited the East Riding of Yorkshire Rural Partnership and the council's rural team to be part of the day on a partnership basis and for the members to showcase the many things they do to support the rural economy and rural communities.

This is a very exciting opportunity for the partnership and an excellent demonstration of organisations coming together to tackle needs and realise opportunities - and indeed to celebrate achievements. As well as meeting members of the public, there will be opportunities for networking and discussion on how best the rural economy can be supported going forward.     

The council has worked closely with Bishop Burton College over many years on several fronts.  It is a great venue for large-scale events and much of the food provided for hospitality is locally sourced. 

Helen Wright, rural policy and partnerships manager at the council, said: "I'm delighted to be offered an opportunity to be part of the 'Spring Live' event and I'm sure it will be a really exciting and informative day. I would encourage staff from the council to come down and learn more about what our rural communities have to offer."

Tickets for the event can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/spring-live-tickets-254477648497


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