Services

Monday, 20 February 2017 12:01

Services face cuts despite council tax rise

VITAL local services face further cuts – despite forthcoming rises in council tax.

Monday, 20 February 2017 11:29

Pressure mounts over business rate hike

PRESSURE is mounting over government reforms which threaten to drive up rural business rates.

Friday, 17 February 2017 14:26

Shortage of GPs risks rural health

A SHORTAGE of rural GPs is putting patients' health at risk, says the Rural Services Network.

Thursday, 16 February 2017 07:27

Police restructure to meet rural needs

POLICING in North Dorset is being restructured to better meet rural needs.

Monday, 13 February 2017 14:41

Rural social care is underfunded – network

A BETTER system is needed to meet the social care needs of elderly rural residents, the Rural Services Network has warned.

Monday, 06 February 2017 13:16

GP shortage leaves rural patients waiting

A shortage of rural GPs has left rural patients in Lincolnshire waiting four-weeks to see their doctor.

Monday, 06 February 2017 12:41

Post Offices extend banking services

A new agreement means more rural residents will be able to bank at their local post office.

Wednesday, 01 February 2017 07:29

Volunteers needed against rural crime

POLICE in one of England's largest counties are appealing for volunteers to help tackle rural crime.

Monday, 30 January 2017 13:19

Urgent call to save vital rural services

AN urgent adjustment to local government funding is needed to deliver vital rural services, a leading MP has warned.

Friday, 27 January 2017 14:03

Concern over 'cash deserts' in countryside

Rural areas could become "cash deserts" unless a solution is found to a dispute over ATM fees, it has been claimed.

Monday, 23 January 2017 00:14

'More help needed for rural shops'

THE government is facing calls to help secure the future of thousands of rural shops.

Saturday, 21 January 2017 14:42

'Cuts threaten to close 1000 rural schools'

More than 1000 rural schools are threatened with closure because of government funding cuts, say researchers.