LEADING speakers on rural development are to discuss how grants worth millions of pounds can be secured for the North York Moors.

The meeting in Easington next Tuesday will discuss the next round of European Union Rural Development Funds for the area.

Speakers will include Andy Tordoff, head of the rural development programme for England in Yorkshire and the north east, Business Inspired Growth’s chief operating officer, James Farrar, and Stephen Catchpole, managing director of Tees Valley Unlimited Local Enterprise Partnership.

The event starts at 9.30am at the Grinkle Park Hotel. For more information or to book a place, phone Amy Thomas at the North York Moors National Park Authority, on 01439 772700.