Services

Thursday, 25 January 2018 12:17

Rural elderly 'face social care crisis'

Elderly rural residents face a crisis situation because of austerity and poor access to social care, says a report.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 12:08

Rural elderly 'push services to limit'

An unprecedented boom in the elderly population is pushing local services to breaking point, say councils.

Sunday, 21 January 2018 16:52

Village halls 'vital service providers'

Village halls are vital when it comes to delivering rural services, Defra minister Lord Gardiner of Kimble has said.

Friday, 19 January 2018 15:39

Rural areas lack cash machines

Rural communities are among 200 areas in Britain with few or no cash machines.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 16:58

Funding cuts pile pressure on services

Funding cuts are set to pile further pressure on already over-stretched public services, the Rural Services Network has warned.

Tuesday, 09 January 2018 20:33

Rural homes 'face higher fuel bills'

Government green energy proposals could force up rural heating bills, claim oil companies.

Monday, 08 January 2018 08:03

Pressure mounts over fairer funding

The government is facing renewed calls for fairer funding for rural communities.

Friday, 05 January 2018 08:59

Rural police receive less funding

Rural areas continue to receive less police funding than urban areas, says the Rural Services Network.

Thursday, 04 January 2018 13:10

'Travel hubs' to connect rural villages

Three villages could become “rural travel hubs” to improve rural transport in Cambridgeshire.

Thursday, 28 December 2017 09:49

Bigger team to combat rural crime

A rural crime team in Derbyshire has helped resolve crimes worth £120,000 in its first six months.

Wednesday, 27 December 2017 12:55

Rural residents fear fuel poverty

Crippling fuel bills mean many rural householders are too scared to put their heating on.

Friday, 22 December 2017 10:16

Rural cash machine fears rejected

The UK's biggest ATM network has rejected claims that changes in its fee structure could result in the widespread loss of cash machines in rural locations.