Sunday, 15 February 2015 21:47

Rural grant increase is not enough

A £4m increase in government funding makes little difference to the financial injustice suffered for years by countryside communities, the Rural Services Network has warned.

Monday, 02 February 2015 13:55

Government under pressure on funding

THE Rural Services Network is continuing to pile on the pressure after a government minister agreed there was "still more to do" to rectify a funding shortfall for rural local authorities.

Sunday, 01 February 2015 20:35

Defra urged to create 'rural proofing' forum

DEFRA has been urged to establish a special forum to share rural best practice across government.

Sunday, 18 January 2015 21:31

Rural voters lose faith in Westminster

The UK public have little faith in Westminster to deliver positive change for people living in rural communities, reveals a YouGov survey.

Monday, 12 January 2015 07:29

Go-ahead soon for £3.5bn rural programme

Brussels is set to give the go-ahead for a new rural development programme worth £3.5bn to the English countryside.

Wednesday, 31 December 2014 22:08

Questions over 'rural growth' claims

MORE opportunities could increase rural employment in England by as much as 6%, the government has claimed.

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 08:29

Manifesto features in Sunday Times

THE Rural Services Network manifesto calling for a fairer deal for rural England has been featured in the Sunday Times.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 11:02

Manifesto calls for fair rural deal

THE Rural Services Network has published its manifesto ahead of the 2015 general election, calling for a fairer deal for rural England.

Thursday, 09 October 2014 21:58

Major rural policy conference unveiled

A MAJOR rural policy conference is to examine the different demands placed on the countryside.

Monday, 11 August 2014 14:42

Minister defends Green Belt record

COUNCILS should prioritise development on brownfield sites – and defend the countryside against urban sprawl, a government minister has warned.

THE next government must recognise the importance of rural businesses to the economy, business leaders have warned.

RURAL communities are continuing to suffer the loss of services and facilities, peers have warned.