Wednesday, 4 March 2015
The Ministry of Defence has this week issued a clarification, which reads: "In response to representations, MOD has today (3rd March) clarified that its existing policy allows all categories of exempt hunting under the Hunting Act 2004 to be carried out on the defence estate. The 2004 Act bans hunting wild animals with dogs but does provide a number of exemptions, referred to as exempt hunting, for a variety of purposes." Read more here.
Tuesday, 3 March 2015
The Countryside Alliance has launched a new campaign asking rural voters to contact their Parliamentary candidates ahead of the General Election on 7th May. Take part here. This online e-lobby reads: "Congratulations on your selection. As a voter in your constituency I wanted to draw your attention to Countryside Alliance's General Election Manifesto and ask you whether you are supportive of the Alliance's manifesto and its campaigns." Please let us know the feedback you get from your candidates - contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You can download our General Election Manifesto here.Read more
Monday, 2 March 2015
This week is British Pie Week, a national celebration. As the official website says "A nation of pie fanatics, it often seems that we love nothing better than a wholesome pie and now is the time to think about what pies will feature on your menu! With new research revealing that 75% of people enjoy a pie at least once a month, British Pie Week has been growing every year with pie-eaters everywhere seeking their ultimate pie perfection." Visit the official website at www.britishpieweek.co.uk and visit our own Game-to-Eat campaign's website at www.gametoeat.co.uk for some top game pie recipes. The recipe for the pictured Hunters' Pie can be found here.
Sunday, 1 March 2015
Did you know Charles Jardine has 5,000 friends on Facebook and 2,000 followers on Twitter? Did you also know that Charles Jardine is running the London Marathon for Fishing 4 Schools? If everyone who knows Charles on Facebook and Twitter gives only £1, he will have raised a huge amount of money. And our lovely tax men will also add another 25% in gift aid. So what are you all waiting for?! Give a pound (the cost of a fly) and be part of this growing and amazing initiative. Text “TCAF15 £1” to 70070 or click here to donate through Charles' JustGiving page.Read more
Tuesday, 20 January 2015
The Countryside Alliance has launched its #betterbroadband map and urges supporters to take part. We all want #betterbroadband whether we are based in the city or the countryside, so help us improve connectivity by tweeting your broadband download speed, which you can get here, along with your postcode and supplier to our #betterbroadband map. You can add your broadband speed to the map in a number of ways, the easiest of which is to tweet your download speed, postcode and supplier using #betterbroadband letting your followers know you have posted on the Countryside Alliance #betterbroadband map. Please remember to put a # before your postcode.
Friday, 20 February 2015
Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, the medical charity which offers wellness retreats which combine counselling with fly fishing, invite ladies who have (or have had) breast cancer to apply to join a retreat this year. Retreats will be held at Mount Falcon, Co Mayo in May, Kimbridge on the Test in Hampshire in July and Forbes of Kingennie near Dundee in September. Attendance is subject to medical clearance and is decided via a ballot. Apply here. The Countryside Alliance is proud to be the founding financial supporter of this incredible charity which gives ladies who have been profoundly affected by cancer the chance to relax on retreat, make new friends and learn the skill of fly casting. It's a magical formula which has been working here in the UK and Ireland for eight years. See www.castingforrecovery.org.uk for more.Read more