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Rural Cost of Living Survey – Your Help Needed to Encourage Participation

Today we featured the following article in our weekly rural newsletter:

As a community contact, we would appreciate your help in getting as many people as possible to complete the survey.

The survey is being held in partnership with the Citizens Advice Rural Issues Group.

Research commissioned by the RSN last year shows rural areas are suffering more acutely from the rise in the cost of living compared to urban areas. 

The purpose of the survey is to understand more about rural household budgets at, what is, a very difficult time for many.

Results from the survey will help us to engage more effectively with Government Departments, MPs and other policy makers.

  • The survey can be found at the following link:

We have also featured the survey via the following social media channels:


Rural Services Network& Citizens… – Rural Services Network | Facebook


RSN Online on Twitter: “@RSNonline & @CitizensAdvice Rural Issues Group have launched a rural cost of living household survey. Research has shown that those living in rural areas face extra costs & we now want to explore the impacts for households #ruralcostoflivingcrisis” / Twitter


Rural Services Network on LinkedIn: #ruralcostoflivingcrisis #ruralfairfunding

Please share the survey with all your contacts, networks, family and friends living in rural areas – the greater the response the better.

Note the survey closes on 31 March 2023.

Councillor Vacancy 2022

Barrow cum Denham Parish Council currently have a vacancy for a Parish Councillor.  If you are interested in applying, please contact Kat Bowe on or 07917509009

Have your say on the Police and Crime Plan

As your Police and Crime Commissioner, I must publish a Police and Crime Plan for policing in Suffolk and I am in the process of drafting a new plan, which will run for the next three years. This new plan will set the direction of policing in the county and the activity which will be taken forward by my office.

The draft plan is now out for public consultation before being presented to the Police and Crime Panel in January.    If you wish to make any comments, as an individual, or a representative of your organisation, I would be pleased to hear from you.    

Please click HERE to access the survey which will close at 9am on Monday 22nd November 2021.

A link to the plan is embedded in the survey but for those who do not wish to take part in the consultation, it is also available here:  


I would like to thank you for your interest and can assure you, any comments you choose to make will be considered. Please feel free to share this email with anyone you think may be interested.

Police Notice – Purse Theft

“We have received a report of a theft of purse from a supermarket car park in Bury St Edmunds. The suspect has observed the victim using their pin at the checkout, then discreetly followed them into the car park. The suspect told the victim that they have seen someone cause damage to their vehicle, when the victim goes to look at the damage another person has stolen the purse from the insecure vehicle. Fraudulent cash withdrawals and transactions have then been made.”