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We welcome further consultation on access in Wales

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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. Our members and supporters have been actively involved in the consultation regarding access, launched by minister…

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Barney explains the importance of the SACC

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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…

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Countryside Alliance membership approved for AWNW

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The Countryside Alliance (Wales) has now been approved as a member of the Animal Welfare Network Wales, joining other organisations such as Redwings, RSPCA Wales and the Dog’s Trust. The network was set up in order to pool organisations to work collectively to improve animal welfare in Wales. Other organisations who vigorously opposed the CA’s…

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Assembly Members enjoy a taste of delicious Welsh Game

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Assembly Members from all parties showed their support for fabulous Welsh Game at a special event held at the Pierhead Cardiff Bay on Wednesday 22 October. The event held by the Countryside Alliance’s Game-to-Eat campaign was hosted by S4C chef Dudley Newbury (pictured), who demonstrated how quick and easy it is to cook game and…

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Outdoor tourism survey ignores fishing and shooting

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Friday, 13 September 2013 The views of people involved in fishing, game shooting and stalking are being ignored by Visit Wales’ outdoor activity tourism survey, the Countryside Alliance and Angling Trust claim. The survey is part of a review of access rights to land and rivers being undertaken by the Welsh Government which could see…

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Countryside Alliance membership approved for AWNW

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The Countryside Alliance (Wales) has now been approved as a member of the Animal Welfare Network Wales, joining other organisations such as Redwings, RSPCA Wales and the Dog’s Trust. The network was set up in order to pool organisations to work collectively to improve animal welfare in Wales. Other organisations who vigorously opposed the CA’s…

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Welsh anglers come together at CA meeting to discuss access

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The Countryside Alliance, supported by the Angling Trust, rallied landowners, riparian owners and anglers from across Wales at the Royal Welsh Showground on Sunday 15th September for a meeting to discuss the Welsh Government’s review on increasing access to land and water.  On 22nd July the Minister for Culture and Sport John Griffiths announced a…

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Dog Breeding Regulations (Wales) Bill are finally off the leash

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Countryside Alliance Director for Wales Rachel Evans writes: It has taken almost seven years, three consultations and four Government Ministers to finally bring forward the Breeding of Dogs Regulations (Wales) Bill. The Countryside Alliance has been actively involved in the process every step of the way and took the lead on involving other rural organisations…

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TV chef Dudley Newbury hosts ‘Game-to-Eat’ night

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Monday, 18 November 2013 The Countryside Alliance is holding a Game-to-Eat night for Assembly Members (AMs) at The Pierhead, Cardiff Bay on Tuesday, 26 November as part of its promotion for increasing the popularity of game. Sponsored by a cross-party group of AMs, to include the deputy presiding officer David Melding, Llyr Gruffydd, William Powell,…

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Take part in the Welsh tourism survey

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The National Assembly for Wales’ Environment and Sustainability Committee has completed and presented its inquiry in to Tourism in Wales and has seen all 28 of its recommendations accepted by the Deputy Minister For Culture Sport and Tourism, Ken Skates. The Countryside Alliance was part of the evidence-collecting process and the importance of shooting and…

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Access Cymru – Welsh groups unite for sustainable access

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Friday, 22 November 2013 Welsh farmers, landowners and anglers have joined the Countryside Alliance and other groups to launch a campaign for locally-managed access to the Welsh countryside and rivers. The coalition is responding to an on-going consultation on access to the countryside by the Welsh Government.  Minister for Culture and Sport, John Griffiths, has…

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