The CCRI worked with Rural Services Network (RSN) and Rural England to conduct a survey in which rural stakeholders were invited to participate to help shape a new agenda for the countryside.

The aim of the survey, which followed the 2017 general election, is to assess the key issues in rural England. Survey information will be used for research purposes only. It covers issues that include rural transport, housing, education, health services and crime.

Stakeholders aged 15 or over were asked to complete the survey individually.

The survey showed that declining healthcare services are the largest concern for rural residents throughout the UK, ahead of public transport, rural housing and rural crime.

The full results from the survey are expected to be available in the autumn of 2017 on the RSN website and in RSN policy briefings. The closing date for survey results was 23 July 2017.