Press Releases

The Rural Services Network issues a number of press releases every year - to national and regional media outlets across the UK.


Our latest press releases are listed below. If you are a journalist and would like to be added to our list of recipients, please email us.


*          *          *


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:



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).



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



The Rural Services Network has welcomed calls for the next government to ensure its policies deliver a fair deal for the countryside.



The Rural Services Network – England's largest partnership of rural service providers – has voiced concern at the impact of cyber-attacks on doctors' surgeries that serve rural communities.


Monday, 15 May 2017 00:00

Cyber-attack concern for rural GPs


The Rural Services Network voices concern at the impact of cyber-attacks on doctors' surgeries that serve rural communities.



Housing is consistently rated as one of the top challenges facing rural communities across the country, says the Rural Services Network.



It is vital that the rural voice is heard by candidates in the June 2017 general election, says the Rural Services Network.


Rural schools are losing out because an unfair funding formula has created inconsistencies in the amount of money received by similar schools depending on their location, the Rural Services Network [1] has warned.


The Rural Services Network has welcomed the government U-turn on increased National Insurance payments by the self-employed.


A shortage of rural GPs has left rural patients waiting weeks to see their local doctor.


TOP speakers have been secured for a major conference to discuss strategies for improving rural healthcare.



Parliamentary Group
For the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Rural Services, click here.

Our Events

Our Events
For Rural Services Network events and notable dates, click here.