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, 16 May 2013
Countryside Alliance Executive Chairman Barney White-Spunner writes: Sixty-four per cent of people living in the countryside do not believe that the Coalition Government’s policies are helping rural Britain, research for the Countryside Alliance has shown. Nearly three quarters of them (73%) think politicians are more interested in the views and values of city dwellers, especially those living in London, rather than people in the countryside.Read more
Thursday, 9 May 2013
Countryside Alliance Executive Chairman Barney White-Spunner writes: Another week, another spurious prosecution from the RSPCA, another long trial scheduled at great cost to the tax payer and then, surprise, surprise it all collapses. On Tuesday the RSPCA abandoned a high profile Hunting Act prosecution against the Avon Vale hunt on the first day of a scheduled seven-day trial. The charity had spent £50,000 bringing the private prosecution to Chippenham Magistrates Court, but the RSPCA backed down at the last moment dropping what District Judge Simon Cooper described as "not a strong case".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
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
The Countryside Alliance is working with RootMetrics to help map mobile phone coverage in rural areas. For many it's an ongoing headache and we are determined to do something about that. Coverage must improve, and you can help us. Read on for more, and if you have a smartphone please download the app and gather data that will feed direct to the coverage map.Read more