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'.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 14:13

'Rural voice must be heard in election'

RURAL communities must not be sidelined by politicians standing in the general election, the Rural Services Network has warned.

Experts have called for a more holistic approach to rural policy as the UK prepares to leave the European Union.

The government has published its latest guidance to assess the effects of its policies on rural areas.