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The Rural Services Network is a member of the Rural Coalition of 12 organisations which has issued its Rural Statement 2017 calling for a Brexit deal that works for rural communities.

 

What do changing government finances mean for rural communities? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Urgent action is needed to tackle the impact of austerity on local services, a coalition of 12 national organisations has warned.

Friday, 07 July 2017 08:03

Survey sheds light on housing crisis

LACK of confidence in local planning authorities is perpetuating the rural housing crisis, suggests a study.

Thursday, 06 July 2017 20:46

Older people 'suffer' from poor services

OLDER rural people suffer from poor public services – as well as a lack of affordable housing, MPs have warned.

A government fund to 'unlock' £1bn for fibre broadband will do little for rural areas seeking faster connections, say campaigners.

Monday, 03 July 2017 10:21

'Great concern' over rural housing

The delivery of affordable homes in rural communities where they are needed is of great concern says the Rural Services Network.

Monday, 03 July 2017 08:13

Network supports rural housing plan

The Rural Services Network is backing a five-star plan to increase the delivery of affordable housing in the countryside.

 

The Rural Services Network responds to a Campaign to Protect Rural England report on Green Belt housing [1], Rural Services Network assistant director Andy Dean said:

 

Rural Councils have called for clarity on the future for local government finance and an end to unfair funding for their areas.

 

The Rural Services Network is calling for clarity for local authorities after the Local Government Finance Bill was omitted from the government's legislative programme for at least two years, as set out in the Queens Speech voted through Parliament on Thursday (29 June).

 

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