Wednesday, 21 March 2018 12:53

Workshop on rural policy post-Brexit

TWO prominent politicians will discuss the future of rural policy at a special University of Gloucestershire workshop.

Thursday, 01 February 2018 14:36

New leadership for rural group in Parliament

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Rural Services has elected two MPs as it new co-chairs.

Friday, 26 January 2018 21:31

Politicians discuss rural vulnerability

MPs gathered in Westminster to discuss the issue of rural vulnerability and its impact on countryside communities.

Monday, 20 November 2017 09:06

Rural watchdog badly missed - network

Government policies continue to fail communities in sparsely populated areas, the Rural Services Network has warned.

Thursday, 19 October 2017 06:48

Councils fight for fairer funding

COUNCIL leaders travelled to parliament to highlight the need for fairer rural funding.

St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double has been appointed chairman of the influential Rural Fair Share Campaign group.

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

Thursday, 22 June 2017 21:35

No Finance Bill in Queen's Speech

Huge concern has been voiced by council leaders after the Local Government Finance Bill was omitted from the Queen's Speech.

THE need to focus attention on rural economies and new routes to economic growth are the key themes of the Rural Conference 2017.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 06:40

'Make Brexit work for countryside'

Politicians are being urged to ensure that Brexit works for the countryside when negotiations start after this month's general election.

THE Rural Services Network has called on the next government to deliver a fair deal for the countryside.

ACTION with Communities in Rural England has warned that future government policy must be fully 'rural proofed'.