The Rural Services Network (RSN) represents the interests of rural service providers and their rural communities in England.
• Makes representations on issues affecting rural services
• Promotes active networking between service providers and across all sectors
• Establishes and broadcasts rural best practice
• Promotes debate and interaction between agencies/sectors across many areas of joint interest for example rural crime, rural housing, broadband provision and rural health
The Rural Services Network works under a number of separate groupings and subject specific alliances. Each of these groupings works slightly differently. Overall the network comprises around 150 Local Authorities and over 100 non Local Authority service providers in both the public and private sector.
Ensuring that the additional cost of provision of many services across the countryside is reflected in funding formulae is an important issue for the Network. We represent that case to government and other policy makers. We facilitate the All Party Parliamentary Group on Rural Services involving over 60 Parliamentarians.
The Network is unique in Europe. It fosters constructive debate on all English rural service issues, encouraging best practice and active engagement by all with rural issues.
Click on the area below to find out more information about the services we provide each group and how you can get involved:
To find out more about specific members of our team and to contact them directly please visit the Contact us page
To view the Sparse Rural constitution click here