Regional Director: Rachel Evans
Mobile. 07825 337978
Wales - news:
Keep an eye on http://www.countryside-alliance.org.uk/ca/events for our constantly updated regional and national events listing. The listing includes race days, country shows, hound shows and social events across the country. If you have an event you would like listed please email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Assembly for Wales’ Enterprise and Business Committee are conducting an inquiry into tourism and I am in need of your input. On Thursday the 18th of September, I have the first meeting with Assembly officials in Blaennau Ffestiniog to put across the value of angling and shooting to the tourism industry in Wales. I would be grateful if you have any evidence or indeed opinion that you could e-mail to me email@example.com for any activity that you feel supports the tourism industry.
First Minister Carwyn Jones has set out his team that will lead him in to the next election in 2016. We see a change for our interests as John Griffiths AM leaves the cabinet to make way for Carl Sergeant who’s portfolio will be Natural Resources, Rebecca Evans has Food and Farming and Ken Skates takes on culture, sport and tourism. Meanwhile we eagerly await the breeding of dog’s legislation which we are told, is “imminent”.
Game-to-Eat will be staging a cooking demonstration at Chepstow race course on Sunday the 5th of October in conjunction with the course during its new and exciting Game Fair. Head Chef at Llanelli’s Stradey Park Hotel Stewart Williams will entertain visitors and tasters of his fine dishes will be offered. Stewart was our demonstration chef at this year’s Royal Welsh Show, cooking up delicious tikka pheasant, sweet and sour duck, along with pigeon, woodcock and venison. Details about the game fair can be found at www.chepstow-racecourse.co.uk/whats-on/event/game-fair/ The demonstration will be held in the restaurant overlooking the course. Please contact me for demonstration timings - firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, 4 June 2014
Last week was National Shooting Week and a large numbers of events took place across Wales to introduce this great sport to new people.
Thursday, 29 May 2014
Countryside Alliance Executive Chairman Barney White-Spunner writes: In mid-May the Welsh Government announced that its plans to develop access to the Welsh countryside and outdoor recreation are open to further discussion. Considering plans for legislation had been due to come forward last December, this is a great coup for Sustainable Access Campaign Cymru (SACC), the coalition or rural organisations set up as a result of the work of our Director for Wales, Rachel Evans. The group has its origins in making the case for anglers and riparian owners in the access for all and "right to paddle" debate involving canoeists. The fact that we are keeping the discussion open before any legislative decisions are made is a testament to the coherent and compelling case being put forward.Read more
Monday, 19 May 2014
The seventh annual National Shooting Week will be held nationwide from 24-31 May. Several schools and grounds are running special events in support of the initiative which aims to attract newcomers to a range of Olympic disciplines that are inclusive and fun and where age and gender are irrelevant. Listed below are some events being held in the region - please take a newcomer shooting and help us spread the word about shooting sports. We are being supported by Parliamentarians of all hues as well as Olympic double trap gold medallist Peter Wilson.Read more
Thursday, 15 May 2014
The Countryside Alliance welcomed the statement (15 May) from the Welsh Government that its plans to develop access to the Welsh countryside and outdoor recreation are open to further discussion, and looks forward to taking part in that consultation.
Wednesday, 9 April 2014
The Countryside Alliance Race Day will be held at Bangor on Dee on Saturday 12th April. Tickets for members are only £37 and include entry to the course, private room and garden for the day, race card and a BBQ lunch. The private room also has a cash bar. Support our jockeys in the Race for Repeal and have a go at the Silent Auction. There is still time to donate items, contact Rachel on 07825 337978 for all your race day bookings and queries. Read on for silent auction lots which include a day with the Kilkenny Foxhounds, a day with the Beaufort and a selection of Countryside Alliance Award winning Rhug Organic Welsh meat.Read more
Wednesday, 26 March 2014
The Countryside Alliance Awards (aka “Rural Oscars”) were presented to the cream of Welsh rural enterprise at The Senedd, on Tuesday 25th March, propelling the winners across four categories into 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. Read more