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Acting Regional Director:  Tracy Casstles

Tel No.                           01608 678451

Mobile.                          07876 652007

Email:                            tracy-casstles@countryside-alliance.org

Membership Development Executive: Geri Buckley

Mobile: 07789 815944

Email: geri-buckley@countryside-alliance.org

Counties Covered:     Cumbria, Cleveland, Northumberland, Yorkshire, Lancashire,

                                       Derbyshire, Durham, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire, Isle of Man.

 

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And the North West's Rural Oscars go to...

Friday, 21 March 2014

The North West of England’s Champions in the 2013 Countryside Alliance Awards (aka the Rural Oscars) have been announced, with top local businesses now going forward to the UK & Northern Ireland final. The Awards are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of rural produce, skills, enterprise and heritage through our small hard-working businesses. They are now in their ninth year and have become the definitive rural business award to win.
The lucky winners will go on to represent the North West at the UK & Northern Ireland finals at Parliament in Westminster on 30 April. Tracy Casstles, who judged the region, introduces the winners she is putting forward for consideration by the national panel.

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And Yorkshire’s Rural Oscars for 2013 go to………..

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

 The Yorkshire Champions in the 2013 Countryside Alliance Awards (aka the Rural Oscars) have been announced, with top local businesses now going forward to the UK final. The Awards are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of rural produce, skills, enterprise and heritage through our small hard-working businesses. These are the ninth annual awards and they have quickly become the rural award to win. They run across four categories: local food; village shop/ Post Office; butcher and start-up. The lucky winners will go on to represent Yorkshire at the UK finals at Parliament in Westminster on 30th April.  Awards judge Jill Grieve, who visited each business, introduces the winners:

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Introducing the North East's Rural Oscars finalists for 2013

Friday, 6 December 2013

The North East’s regional finalists in the 2013 Countryside Alliance Awards (aka the Rural Oscars) have been announced, with top businesses now vying for a North East title and the chance to go forward to the Grand Final. The Awards are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of rural produce, skills, enterprise and heritage through our small hard-working businesses. They are now in their ninth year and have become the definitive rural business award to win. They run across four categories: Local Food; Village Shop/ Post Office; Butcher and Start-up. The region’s finalists are listed below, selected from the thousands of nominations received. Finalists will now be judged, with a winner in each category being declared in the New Year.

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Yorkshire's Rural Oscar contenders

Friday, 6 December 2013

Yorkshire’s regional finalists in the 2013 Countryside Alliance Awards (aka the Rural Oscars) have been announced, with top businesses now vying to be named the best in Yorkshire. The Awards are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of rural produce, skills, enterprise and heritage through our small hard-working businesses. They are now in their ninth year and have become the definitive rural business award to win. They run across four categories: Local Food; Village Shop/ Post Office; Butcher and Start-up. The region’s finalists are listed below, selected from the thousands of nominations received. Finalists will now be judged, with a winner in each category being declared in the New Year.

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North West Rural Oscars finalists 2013

Friday, 6 December 2013

We are very proud to introduce you to the North West's finalists in the 2013 Countryside Alliance Awards. Across four categories: local food; village shop/ Post Office; butcher and start-up, the Awards celebrate our rural communities, produce, heritage and communities. 
Judging will now take place with a North West Champion in each category announced in early 2014. Those Champions will go on to represent the region at Parliament at the Countryside Alliance winners' reception in April. There they will hear if they have won a British title. Good luck to all! 
With thanks to our sponsors JW MettrickHawkshead Relish and the Llama Karma Kafe.

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Whitfield Annual Clay Shoot 2014

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

The 2014 Whitfield Annual Clay Shoot [WACS] will be held on the weekend of the 10th and 11th of May. The cost per team of 4 will remain at £320.
The 2013 WACS raised the fantastic sum of £61840 for the Countryside Alliance, The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust and many local good causes - very many thanks to all our supporters! Download an entry form here.

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29th of January - End of season game dinner

Thursday, 19 September 2013

‘End of Season Game Supper’, at the Cholmondeley Arms
Starting at 7.00pm, this is a ticket event, so to book your places please telephone 01829 720300 or email info@cholmondeleyarms.co.uk. Ticket guide price is £25.00 per person for 3 courses, plus a wee nip of Kings Ginger!
The menu will be
Starters

Smoked Pigeon Breast

with Yorkshire rhubarb and watercress

or Crispy Local Rabbit

with black pudding, baby gem and poached egg

or Home Cured Venison Bresaola
with blood orange and bitter chocolate
Mains

Smoked Local Pheasant and Mushroom Pudding
with parsley mash and buttered kale
or Loin Chop of Venison

with bubble and squeak and pickled red cabbage

or Whole Roast Wild Duck

with boulangere potatoes and smoked pear sauce

or Cider Pot Roasted Local Partridge
with roast celeriac and English mustard dumplings
Afters
Rhubarb and Ginger Pudding with custard
or Chocolate Tart with honeycomb
Cholmondeley Arms, Wrenbury Road, Cholmondeley, Near Malpas, Cheshire, SY14 8HN

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27th February - Zetland Quiz night

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

The Zetland Hunt and the Countryside Alliance are holding a quiz night at the Zetland Kennels in aid of the hunt and the Alliance. Tickets are £5 per person which includes a light supper. There will also be a pay bar, plus raffle.
The evening starts at 7.30pm and the maximum is 8 teams of 6 so please book early to avoid disappointment! To book please contact Terry Wright at terrywright1@compuserve.com]

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1st February - The Wynnstay Hunt Ball

Monday, 9 December 2013

The Wynnstay Hunt Ball will take place at Twemlows Hall, Whitchurch by kind permission of Mr and Mrs Edward Matson.
Tickets are £85 per person and to book please contact Sarah Ormrod at sarah_ormrod@hotmail.com

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1st March 2014 - The 2nd Caledonian Ball in aid of the Countryside Alliance

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Lancaster University Countryside Society - 2nd Annual Charity Caledonian Ball
The evening will begin from 6:00pm until late, at Lancaster Golf Club, and it includes charity auction and raffle.
Dinner tickets are £40.00 per person and to book places contact Catherine Bennett at countryside@lancaster.ac.uk. Dress is black tie.
The Caledonian Ball is in aid of the Countryside Alliance, plus the Addington Fund and Riding for the Disabled
 

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