The National Voice for Rural Areas
The Rural Services Network is a Special Interest Group of the Local Government Association. They are a membership organisation and work on behalf of their members as the national champion for rural services.
They support their member organisations through the sharing of best practice and rural expertise, and advocate on their behalf to ensure that the rural voice is raised up the agenda with parliamentarians and decision makers.
The Rural Services Network has different levels of membership and currently represents:
- 92 Local Authorities in Sparse Membership
- 22 Local Authorities in Rural Assembly Membership
- 212 Organisations across England as part of the Rural Services Partnership
- 234 Rural Market Towns and Larger Parishes
In addition, they have a large number of Parish and Town Councils have community membership of the RSN, due to their Principal Council being in Sparse or Rural Assembly membership.
For more information on Rural services network, click the links below.
Rural Services Network Website