The National Rural Conference 2024

The Rural Services Network (RSN) is thrilled to announce the National Rural Conference 2024, taking place from 16th to 19th September. This virtual event, accessible via Zoom, is the premier gathering for senior officers, members, policymakers, and rural service professionals.
Further information and booking details can be found here

Join Our Digital Telephone Line Switchover Awareness Event

The Rural Services Network, in partnership with BT, is pleased to announce an important event designed specifically for Local Authority Councillors to raise awareness about the upcoming digital telephone line switchover. Due to high demand and the initial session selling out quickly, we have scheduled an additional session on the afternoon of 10 July. Additionally, we will host another event on 13 November to accommodate even more participants.

Understanding the Digital Telephone Line Switchover

The shift from traditional telephone lines to digital ones marks a significant change for rural communities. This transition aims to improve communication infrastructure and ensure more reliable service. However, it also brings challenges and the need for accurate information dissemination.

Event Highlights:

Expert Insights: Representatives from BT will present detailed information about the switchover process, timelines, and the steps rural communities need to take.

Support and Resources: Learn where to find help and support during this transition. BT will provide guidance on how to access various resources to assist your community.

Community Leadership: As Local Authority Councillors, you are a reliable source of information for your constituents and this session will enable you to receive vital information to share with your constituents. This session will equip you with the knowledge to answer questions and provide trusted information about the switchover.

Why Attend?

This event is crucial for Local Authority Councillors involved in supporting rural communities through technological changes. By attending, you will:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the digital telephone line switchover.
  • Learn how to effectively communicate this change to your community.
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions directly to BT representatives.
  • Ensure that your community is prepared and supported throughout the transition.

Eligibility and Registration:

This informative session is exclusively available for Local Authority Councillors who are members of the Rural Services Network. Attendance is free, but spaces are limited, so we encourage you to book your place promptly.

How to Register:

To secure your free place, visit our website and register for the event below

10 July (13:30-14:30) - BOOK HERE

13 November (11:00-12:00) - BOOK HERE

Don’t miss this opportunity to stay informed and help your community navigate the digital telephone line switchover smoothly.

We look forward to your participation and to working together to support our rural communities through this significant change.


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