Wednesday, 26 November 2014
Grand National winning jockey Ryan Mania has just announced his retirement but earlier this Autumn he spoke to the Countryside Alliance's Henrietta Rutgers for the Countryside Alliance magazine about his love of hunting, being a "Braw Lad" and how winning the National felt "surreal". Read the feature here.
Tuesday, 25 November 2014
The Government must protect the countryside and reassure the public over the exploration and development of shale oil and gas. Funding, oversight and research are needed to ensure that shale gas extraction does not cause irrevocable damage to the countryside and rural communities, says the Countryside Alliance. The Alliance has today (25 November) released an independent report into the potential impact of the exploitation of hydrocarbons from shale in the UK and has come up with five recommendations as to how the Government can ensure that operators maintain best practices and that environmentally sensitive areas are not exposed to unnecessary risk.Read more
Monday, 24 November 2014
The Countryside Alliance Awards, aka the “Rural Oscars,” are celebrating their 10th anniversary with a special Champion of Champions scheme. Every UK Champion of the last ten years is being invited back to re-compete for Champion of Champions titles across four categories: Local Food; Village Shop/ Post Office; Traditional and Enterprise. An online vote is open until 30th November - click here to vote for UK-wide contenders and click here to vote for the Welsh competitors.Read more
Monday, 24 November 2014
The Countryside Alliance welcomes the Government Environment, Food and Rural Affairs committee’s support for proposed changes in the law to tackle the illegal fly-grazing of horses.Read more
Wednesday, 12 November 2014
In conjunction with the new 2014/15 hunting season The Countryside Alliance, generously supported by Pol Roger Champagne are running a new competition. We would like you to send in your photographs (open to amateurs only) of the most humorous tumble that you manage to capture on camera this season, to celebrate the brave souls that go hunting and the trusty steeds that carry them.Read more
Monday, 13 October 2014
Shotgun and firearm certificate holders have a legal responsibility to ensure that their guns are always kept securely, so as to prevent possession by unauthorised persons. The Countryside Alliance fully supports this responsibility, one which is taken very seriously by the overwhelming majority of shooters. From 15th October the police will be checking that guns are being securely stored, by way of unannounced visits to certificate holders. New Guidance from the Home Office has been published as follows:Read more
Saturday, 27 September 2014
Ahead of the May 2015 General Election the Countryside Alliance has launched its manifesto which it will use as a tool to communicate with all parties and candidates to put the countryside's case. The manifesto is presented under five headings: digital communications; food & farming; rural communities; rural services and wildlife management. Under each heading are facts, stats and changes we would like to see made. Download the manifesto here.