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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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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