Thursday, 18 April 2013 21:37

Plan to 'safeguard' rural postal service

THE government's communications watchdog has outlined measures to safeguard rural postal services.

Friday, 12 April 2013 22:39

Post Office bank boost for rural areas?

THE Post Office is to launch its own current account in a move that could benefit rural communities without a regular bank.

Sunday, 07 April 2013 22:14

Watchdog in final plea over services

INADEQUATE funding for public services is among a raft of challenges faced by countryside communities.

Thursday, 04 April 2013 13:45

Rural Health Network established

A new Rural Health Network has been established following a ground-breaking “Challenging Times” conference in Nottingham last autumn.

Tuesday, 02 April 2013 21:11

Quad bikes help tackle rural crime

LOCAL policing teams have been provided with two new all terrain vehicles to help them cover hard to reach rural areas.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 09:51

Village halls get wireless broadband

THIRTY village halls will be provided with wireless internet under plans unveiled by a rural district council.

Monday, 25 March 2013 08:38

Network warns against Budget impact

RURAL communities must not be unfairly disadvantaged by the Budget, the Rural Services Network has warned.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 21:43

Localism having 'little rural impact'

THE government's localism agenda is having little impact on the ground, suggests a report.

Monday, 18 March 2013 10:12

Novel approach to rural broadband

PUBLIC funding should be used to attract investment in superfast rural broadband networks, says a report.

Saturday, 16 March 2013 20:07

Funding fears for community transport

MORE funding is urgently needed to train volunteer drivers to keep vital community transport schemes on the road, say charities.

Sunday, 03 March 2013 22:00

Minister reveals council tax figures

COUNCIL tax bills are higher for rural residents than they are for people in predominantly urban areas, the government has confirmed.

Saturday, 23 February 2013 21:52

Residents 'trust councils on services'

ALMOST three-quarters of residents are satisfied with the way local councils run services, reveals a report.