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Thursday, 1 January 2015
Barney White-Spunner, Executive Chairman of the Countryside Alliance, wishes a very happy, healthy and sporting New Year to all members and supporters: This year will be very significant for us all; February will mark 10 years since the Hunting Act came into force in England and Wales and, because of the way the hunting world has conducted itself in the past decade, if there is a favourable result in the General Election in May, there could be a real opportunity to establish a sound and permanent future for hunting.Read more
Wednesday, 7 January 2015
Chateau La Chasse has been specifically developed as a fundraiser for Countryside Alliance. For every £90 case bought (12 red, white or mixed) Vinotopia will donate £7.50 straight into the CA coffers. Both wines feature labels specially designed by the famous sporting cartoonist Oliver Preston and offer fabulous value for money.Read more
Monday, 1 December 2014
The Countryside Alliance's Winter 2014 magazine is now available online. Click here to download the magazine, which features hunting in Wales, shooting's true value, remembering Debo, "Thank you" to Kate Hoey MP and Defra Secretary Liz Truss MP's Countryside. Read on for the Editor's note introducing a packed issue.Read more
Wednesday, 10 June 2015
Countryside Alliance members have voted in favour of a resolution to enable the Countryside Alliance to apply to the Charity Commission to become a registered charity. This move is explained in greater detail by Executive Chairman Sir Barney White-Spunner in the 2013 Annual Report - click here to read the report. The report also contains our Chairman Kate Hoey MP's review, the composition of our Board and the draft financials for 2013.
Tuesday, 4 November 2014
The Countryside Alliance's Facebook page has reached 50,000 "likes", showing the strong support that exists for our work for the countryside. The page features fieldsports photography, news stories of interest, diary dates and campaigning actions to be taken and has a following far wider than in the UK. Follow the page today to be kept up to date with our work, and for enjoyable seasonal photos, including the one featured, which has been one of the most popular photos on our page this year.
Monday, 22 September 2014
Countryside Alliance magazine editor Jill Grieve writes: We are in reflective mood this Autumn. The anniversary of the start of the Great War has seen global commemorations and we will bring you a series of “Countryside in War” features in this and coming issues, highlighting the contributions made by rural people – and animals – to the war effort. Click here for a piece on horses in war*.Read more
Friday, 19 September 2014
Our Chairman, Kate Hoey MP, sadly informed the Board meeting on Tuesday that she would be standing down after the party conferences. She said: "I am sad to be resigning after more than 9 years as Chairman of the Countryside Alliance.
Tuesday, 12 August 2014
The Countryside Alliance's Christmas card collection for 2014 is onsale now. The nine designs by popular artists including Daniel Crane, Mary Ann Rogers feature wintry hunting, shooting, racing and wildlife scenes, including a hare by Annabel Pope in honour of the late Clarissa Dickson Wright. The cards are available from our marketplace priced between £4.99 and £6.99 and there are 10 cards per pack. Our 2015 calendar is also now available priced at £9.99. Click here to browse and buy.Read more
Tuesday, 24 June 2014
The Countryside Alliance's Summer 2014 magazine is now online. The issue contains a tribute to Clarissa Dickson Wright and we publish this electronic version on 24th June - which would have been Clarissa's 67th birthday. Download the magazine here. Read on for the Editor's letter, giving you an overview of the issue:Read more
Monday, 16 June 2014
On 16th June the Western Morning News published an editorial backing our bid to become a charity. In "Charitable status makes sense for pro-hunt Countryside Alliance" the newspaper argues: ".... if the League Against Cruel Sports and the now overtly politicised RSPCA can have charitable status, with all the tax and fund-raising advantages it brings, why not the Countryside Alliance? The Western Morning News has praised the organisation in the past for standing up for the rural minority who often find themselves misunderstood by politicians and, as a result, discriminated against. The hunt ban was – and remains – bad law; the countryside is often neglected by politicians and the Alliance has done much to give rural folk, particularly those in the field of country sports, a voice." Read the editorial in full here.