Friday, 22 May 2015
The Countryside Alliance has launched a new e-lobby as part of its campaign for repeal of 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 vote on repeal was a manifesto commitment while urging MPs of other parties to support repeal of this failed Act. The e-lobby can be found here.Read more
Wednesday, 20 May 2015
The largest ever survey into crime in rural areas has been launched in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to investigate the true impact of offences on countryside communities. The survey, launched by the National Rural Crime Network (NRCN)*, backed by the Countryside Alliance and supported by the Home Office, is calling for people who work or live in rural areas to come forward and give their views on countryside crimes, the impact they have on the wider community and to help shape the future of crime prevention and rural policing. Click here to take part.Read more
Wednesday, 13 May 2015
The Countryside Alliance has ensured the particular way working dogs are kept is recognised in new guidance for local authorities granting licences under new dog breeding regulations for Wales.
Tuesday, 12 May 2015
Following the General Election the following ministerial appointments have been made by Prime Minister David Cameron. We have listed the departments that are the most relevant to the work of the Countryside Alliance. Key amongst the appointments are the return of Liz Truss as Secretary of State for Environment, the promotion of George Eustice as Minister for State at Defra and the appointment of Rory Stewart as Under Secretary of State at Defra.Read more
Monday, 18 May 2015
We recommend watching "Mary Berry's Absolute Favourites" on Friday 22nd May at 8:00pm on BBC Two. Radio Times reports: "The Great British Bake Off judge tries her hand at fly-fishing on the River Test, cooking up her catch on the riverbank." Mary is joined by our very own Charles Jardine, Fishing 4 Schools Director and expert angler, instructor, cook and all round nice guy - please tune in.
Wednesday, 13 May 2015
Country Life magazine is in the running for a prestigious national award - the The Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Cover of the Year - for its butterfly cover. You can vote for the magazine against competition including GQ, Elle and Radio Times. Country Life is the only rural magazine in the ten-strong shortlist and the PPA introduces the cover by observing: "Inspired by a lepidopterist's collection in an antique shop, this composite butterfly cover hits the jackpot.Read more