Tuesday, 10 December 2013
The Countryside Alliance welcomes the second report on the Lobbying Bill, published today (10 December) and urges the Government to act on its message.
Monday, 9 December 2013
Rob Gibson MSP, convener of the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee, believes that the Scotland's growing deer numbers are damaging vital environmental work such as the restoration of native tree species. The Holyrood committee is to consider bringing the 60 deer management groups (DMGs) set up voluntarily over the past 30 years under parliamentary control amid accusations they only act in their own interests, trying to restrict the shooting of deer to sport only.Read more
Friday, 6 December 2013
The Countryside Alliance Awards are hotting up now that regional finalists have been revealed. Please read on for information about the businesses local to you who have made the cut this year. Across four categories and nine regions our judges have a huge task ahead of them as the judging phase gets underway. Please support our finalists - we have village shops, farm shops, butchers, publicans, restaurateurs and much more in the mix this year and every single person involved is working hard to promote rural life, produce and skills. These Awards give a voice and a platform to rural enterprise and we are delighted to run them.Read more
Thursday, 5 December 2013
Countryside Alliance Executive Chairman Barney White-Spunner writes: Despite not being officially classed as part of the BBC’s countryside output The Archers, Radio 4’s everyday story of country folk, is some listeners' only brush with the countryside and therefore has a responsibility to get it right when reflecting rural issues. That’s why the Countryside Alliance wrote to new Archers editor Sean O’Connor this week to voice our concerns about a current storyline which we believe is incorrect and gives a skewed view of the countryside.Read more
Thursday, 5 December 2013
CAHS2 tells us: "CAHS2 is a not-for-profit entity, with the aim that all money raised will be utilised to enable an effective challenge and prosecution of HS2 Ltd and the Secretary of State for damages based on the loss of value of our properties under the Human Rights Charter. CAHS2 hopes to bring a full Class Action. This is an American method to bring together all damaged and affected parties who all become litigants, and are in that case an enjoined part of the action. However, we will run this under English Law, and have created CAHS2 to prosecute the case. This means that there will be no liability on any individual as it will be CAHS2 undertaking the legal prosecution."Read more
Wednesday, 4 December 2013
Once again Lingfield Park racecourse will be hosting a Countryside Raceday, this year on Sunday 22nd December, so to get your Christmas festivities started and enjoy a great day out at the races join the Countryside Alliance in supporting the Countryside Raceday 2013. There’s plenty of entertainment for the whole family, with meet the hounds, Santa on horseback, free childrens' entertainment. Plus the Hunter’s Challenge Charity Race with riders from hunts across the south east competing once again for the honour of winning this fantastic charity race. Read on to find out who is riding and to sponsor their efforts.Read more
Thursday, 28 November 2013
The 2013 Countryside Alliance Christmas Cards are available now. The collection features six seasonal countryside scenes including the pictured card entitled "sparring pheasants". The Alliance's 2014 calendar is also available and includes the work of such noted countryside photographers as Jake Boyd, Jake Eastham, John Eccles, Kay Thompson and Sarah Farnsworth. Click here to browse and buy from our card collection and click here to buy the 2014 calendar.