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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Wednesday, 10 December 2014 10:53

Manifesto calls for fair deal for rural England

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


A government decision which means developers will no longer have to provide affordable homes on smaller sites is a huge blow for rural communities.


Thursday, 20 November 2014 00:01

Rural councils under most financial pressure

The Rural Services Network responds to a National Audit Office report that local councils are showing "clear signs" of financial stress.


Tuesday, 04 November 2014 00:01

Rural postal service under threat

Regular postal deliveries to remote rural communities are under threat, MPs have been told.


GOVERNMENT plans will reduce the amount of affordable housing in the countryside, England's largest rural network has warned.


THE government has confirmed a two-year funding package for a newly created National Rural Crime Network operating across England and Wales.


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.



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