The Community and Countryside Research Unit at the University of Gloucestershire want to hear from residents in rural communities about their use of services since the start of the Covid-19 restrictions in March 2020 and how they expect to use those services in future.

Local councils in rural areas are asked to promote the survey; deadline closes 4 June. Responses will be used to inform Rural England’s State of Rural Services 2021 report.

Rural England is a Community Interest Company and exists to bring together rural networks and stakeholders, to improve the rural evidence base, and to help disseminate and debate the findings.  It does this in response to a widely perceived deterioration in the rural evidence base, which should not be allowed to happen unchecked.