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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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Introducing the Rural Oscars finalists for Wales in 2013

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The finalists for Wales in the 2013 Countryside Alliance Awards (aka the Rural Oscars) have been announced, with top businesses now vying for a title and the chance to go forward torepresent Wales at the British Final. The Awards are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of rural produce, skills, enterprise and heritage through our small hard-working…

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Natural Resources Wales is seeking to appoint a Chair

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Natural Resources Wales is looking to appoint a Chair, saying: “The Welsh Government is seeking a Chair for the Board of Natural Resources Wales (NRW) – could you be the person we are looking for? Are you someone who cares about Wales – its environment, economy, people, culture and future? Are you an extraordinary leader? …

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Rugby legend supports angling in Wales at Assembly event

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Friday, 17 January 2014 Countryside Alliance Director for Wales Rachel Evans writes: “Through my involvement with “Sustainable Access Campaign Cymru” I organised an angling exhibition with the support of Tony Rees and Angling Cymru at the Senedd on Wednesday 15th January. The purpose was to highlight all that angling brings to Wales in terms of…

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Welsh Rural Oscars Champs are announced at Cardiff Bay

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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…

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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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Our Vision

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Our vision is a future for the countryside which both preserves its traditional values and promotes a thriving rural community and economy; a countryside open to sustainable use by all; a countryside where rural communities have equal access to those facilities and services enjoyed in urban communities; a countryside where people can pursue their businesses,…

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