Friday, 3 July 2015
The Countryside Alliance has launched a new e-lobby as part of its campaign against the Hunting Act 2004. Take part here and share widely. Members and supporters are encouraged to take part in the e-lobby, reminding Conservative MPs that a free vote on the issue was a manifesto commitment while urging MPs of other parties to oppose this failed Act. The e-lobby can be found here.Read more
Wednesday, 24 June 2015
The 2014 Annual Report, featuring summary financial statements and Board election ballot, is now online, (a full set of signed accounts for 2014 is also enclosed below). Full members will receive their copy of the Annual Report by post this week. Through the ballot contained in the report members will be voting to approve the report and accounts, to appoint Messrs Saffery Champness as Auditors and to cast your ballot for three (3) candidates standing for membership of the Countryside Alliance Board. Completed forms should be sent to the Independent Scrutineer at Electoral Reform Services, London, N81 1ER by midnight on 24th July 2015. Please note that members can also vote online at www.votebyinternet.com/ca15. Whether voting by post or online your membership number will be required. If you do not have that to hand you can call the membership team on 0207 840 9300.Read more
The 2015 CLA Game Fair will see the show return to Harewood House near Leeds for the sixth time in its 57 year history. The show will take place from Friday 31 July to Sunday 2 August 2015. Tickets are available now from http://www.gamefair.co.uk/. On the Countryside Alliance stand we will have daily breakfast debates on shooting, conservation and game cooking, the Countryside Alliance Award winning team from Eat Wild will be catering and running the bar, renowned artist George Butler will be signing copies of his new hunt country map, there will be daily fly casting and falconry demonstrations and numerous working dogs will be on-stand, including long dogs and terriers, with the hound line located directly behind our stand. The stand will also include free wifi for supporters.Read more
Monday, 6 July 2015
More than 100 pupils from seven schools across Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Cambridgeshire, gathered at the beautiful Eyebrook reservoir in Leicestershire for the Fishing 4 Schools (F4S) open day on 1 July, the hottest July day so far recorded in the United Kingdom.Read more
Wednesday, 1 July 2015
A recent parlimentary written question tabled by Jim Shannon MP has revealed that shooting's popularity is continually growing. The question tabled was 'how many shotguns and firearms permit holders there were in each of the last five years?' The answer was provided in the form of a table (below), submitted by the Minister in charge of licensing Mike Penning.
Tuesday, 23 June 2015
Thank you for supporting the work of the Countryside Alliance through buying a shooting badge. These badges have become iconic over the 15 and more years we have been producing them. We change the colour annually and this year are happy to present the badges in a purple colour - a solid colour Season badge for £100 and a £15 Supporter badge in a camouflage-print version. Buy yours here.
Monday, 15 June 2015
Readers of The Field will have seen a feature in the July issue about a new hunt country map, commissioned by the Countryside Alliance as a piece of sporting art by talented young artist George Butler. The poster is currently in production so please keep an eye on this website for details. The map will be on-sale on our stand at the CLA Game Fair at Harewood House nr Leeds in late July.