Services

Friday, 23 December 2016 20:08

'Sparsity' funding to protect rural schools

Government plans will see small rural schools protected by a 'sparsity' funding factor have been broadly welcomed.

Monday, 19 December 2016 15:06

One in four rural homes lack broadband

The government's telecoms watchdog says one in four rural homes still cannot get a decent broadband connection.

Monday, 19 December 2016 14:42

Post Offices 'must be more accessible'

POST Offices are becoming more important to local communities and should be more accessible, says the Rural Services Network.

Thursday, 15 December 2016 21:54

Rural dismay at funding settlement

The Rural Services Network has slammed the government's provisional funding settlement for local authorities.

Thursday, 15 December 2016 14:58

UK mobile coverage 'worse than Albania'

Mobile phone network coverage in the UK is worse than in Romania, Albania and Peru, says a report.

Thursday, 08 December 2016 08:07

ACRE leads project on rural services

A new project aims to highlight how rural services can be sustained by local residents – and how local people can shape rural policy.

Sunday, 04 December 2016 15:58

Rural communities get fibre broadband

RURAL villages in South Gloucestershire are being given access to fibre broadband following more investment.

Thursday, 01 December 2016 17:15

Is Ofcom ruling good for rural broadband?

BT has been ordered to separate from its network provider Openreach – in a move aimed at improving broadband and phone services.

Monday, 28 November 2016 10:34

Police urge rural residents to report crime

POLICE are urging rural residents to 'Call it in' and help target crime in the countryside.

Friday, 25 November 2016 06:47

Rural areas 'left behind on broadband'

THE government is doing too little to improve rural internet speeds, say community and business leaders.

Thursday, 17 November 2016 19:48

Consultation launched on Post Office services

RURAL stakeholders are being urged to respond to a consultation on Post Office services and accessibility.

Monday, 14 November 2016 06:11

Bus cuts leave communities isolated

RURAL communities are being left isolated because councils have been forced to reduce bus services, new figures reveal.