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Community Radio Independent Project Board Agree Project to Move to the Next Stage of Feasibility

Date Published: 30 December 2020
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Plans to establish a new community radio station for Rutland and Stamford are moving forward at pace following a recommendation by the project’s Independent Project Board to establish a pilot radio station to test initial feasibility findings.

The Rutland Community Radio project was set up in September 2020, with support from Rutland County Council, to assess whether a new community radio station for Rutland would be viable.

The project’s voluntary Independent Project Board, which was formed in November 2020, has spent the past six weeks reviewing evidence and information gathered by the project manager since September.

“The Independent Project Board reviewed the initial findings in December and we unanimously agree that the feasibility study should now move to the next stage by piloting a new station that, if Rutland County Council is in agreement, would launch in early 2021. Considerable work has been undertaken to get to the point where numbers on paper appear positive, but it is important that we now test those initial findings to ensure any future radio offer for Rutland is not only viable but also sustainable.”
Mary Hardwick, Chair of the Independent Project Board

The Independent Project Board will be presenting its initial findings at Rutland County Council’s January Cabinet meeting

Cabinet will meet virtually on Tuesday 12 January 2021. The agenda and reports for this meeting will be published on our Meetings page on Monday 4 January.


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