Thursday, 23 May 2013
Countryside Alliance Executive Chairman Barney White-Spunner writes: Are you sick of ending every mobile conversation with "Hello, hello, are you still there?". Then turn phone signal detective this summer to help us to lobby for better rural mobile phone services. We all pay the same to run our mobile phones, regardless of where we live. But rural businesses and individuals tell us they have a far poorer service.Read more
Wednesday, 22 May 2013
In a bid to reduce bureaucracy and save money in the firearms licensing process, guidance to police forces across England and Wales to remove unnecessary conditions on Firearms Certificates (FAC) have been announced .Read more
Monday, 20 May 2013
National Shooting Week (NSW) runs from 25 May to 2 June this year, offering a taste of the Olympic sports of clay pigeon and target shooting to the public at a special discounted price.
More than 70 shooting grounds around the country have signed up to take part in NSW, which last year saw hundreds of new people try the sport.
Olympic double trap gold medallist Peter Wilson launched NSW (on Friday 17 May) at his local shooting school, Southern Counties Shooting Centre, near Dorchester, Dorset, where he has trained for many years.Read more
Thursday, 9 May 2013
It has come to the attention of the Countryside Alliance that the Ministry of Justice is currently reviewing the system in which Legal Aid is administered. The Countryside Alliance is concerned that this could have grave implications for those who work in the countryside and are urging members and supporters to help ensure that these proposals are not accepted in their present form to ensure that, should the need arise, those needing legal aid are represented by those with a thorough knowledge of firearms and countryside law.Read more
Tuesday, 7 May 2013
An Introduction to Fox Hunting is a 16-page document, designed to introduce the younger generation to hunting with hounds - and it is available now. Specifically focused at targeting the secondary school age range, the booklet covers a wide variety of topics including some facts about the fox as a species, a guide to a day’s hunting, some important hunting terms and a word search.
Tuesday, 23 April 2013
The European Commission has recently launched a public consolation with the intention of tackling gun crime within the EU. The Commission’s main objective with this consultation “on a common approach to reducing the harm caused by criminal use of firearms in the EU” is to obtain the public’s opinion on whether the EU should introduce more restrictive rules on the legal acquisition and possession of civilian firearms.Read more