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.


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Monday, 30 June 2014 17:40

High house prices force rural exodus

THE Rural Services Network welcomes a study highlighting the plight of people who are being forced out of the countryside due to high house prices.


THE Rural Services Network responds to findings that rural families pay £600 more per year in childcare costs than their urban counterparts.


Wednesday, 07 May 2014 17:18

New threat to affordable rural housing

GOVERNMENT proposals threaten to reduce the delivery of much-needed affordable housing in the countryside, the Rural Services Network has warned.


AN innovative rural network set up to help combat crime in the countryside has been praised by a government minister.


Further cuts to vital bus services threaten to have a devastating impact on England's rural communities, the Rural Services Network [1] has warned.


The Princess Royal will deliver a keynote speech at the national affordable rural housing conference being held in Cheltenham on 21 Febuary 2014.


Tuesday, 04 February 2014 12:22

New national rural crime network launches

A new National Rural Crime Network, endorsed by eighteen (18) of the UK's Police and Crime Commissioners, has been set up to help tackle rural crime more effectively in England and Wales.


Rural funding in the spotlight again as MPs put the Government under pressure.


Monday, 14 October 2013 08:02

Fairer rural funding remains thorny issue

Debate in Parliament shows that funding for rural authorities is a thorny issue that has not gone away.


Rural local authorities have reacted with disbelief to the Government's latest funding consultation which moves considerable resources to urban areas in London and the south east of England.


Wednesday, 24 July 2013 00:01

Government must heed MPs rural warning

The government must take action following a warning by MPs that countryside communities are being given a raw deal, says England's biggest rural partnership.


Rural communities will bear the brunt of government cuts that will force local councils to slash their services.



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