A Rural Village Services Grouping of the RSN

  • Over 17% of the English population live in rural areas and it is believed a quarter of that population live in rural villages.
  • There are over 6,000 rural villages across England.
  • Over 4,500 of those have a population below 5,000
The RSN has created the Rural Services Village Group to ensure that our rural villages can have a voice to share their experiences and good practice. 
The RSN is the National Champion for rural services and by bringing together groups of organisations, it helps to fully understand rural experiences and represent them on a national level.

Join us and you’ll be joining a network of likeminded local councils from across the country all passionate about serving rural communities.

To find out more contact:

admin@sparse.gov.uk or call 01822 851370

Current Rural Village Services Group Members:
Acle Parish Council Barton Under Needwood Parish Council East Budleigh with Bicton Parish Council Middleton-in-Teesdale and Newbiggin Parish Council Sapcote Parish Council
Ruyton XI Towns Parish Council Castor Parish Council
Bovingdon Parish Council Upper Arley Parish Council

Belstone Parish Council

North Dalton Parish Council Fifield Parish Meeting



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