Countryside Alliance urges Treasury to secure broadband funding

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The Countryside Alliance has called on the Treasury to guarantee funding to deliver the Universal Service Obligation for broadband and ring-fence funds for the Government’s commitment to provide full-fibre broadband coverage across all of the UK by 2033. Countryside Alliance Chief Executive, Tim Bonner, and representatives from other organisations met the Chief Secretary to the…

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How is hacking emails charitable?

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: The League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) is not generally worth wasting much time on, but reports in the Times this week that it sought to hack the Countryside Alliance’s server to access emails does remind us what an appalling organisation it is. More than that, it highlights the…

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Brexit, Boris and Badgers

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: Whilst Brexit and Boris continued to hog the headlines at Conservative party conference this week the Alliance ensured that rural affairs got plenty of exposure as well. On Monday we asked a hugely qualified panel whether the Conservatives represent the countryside, and later tackled the myths surrounding animal…

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Call to Action – Support the return of pheasant shooting leases on public land in Wales

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The Countryside Alliance is asking members and supporters in Wales to send a letter calling on the Board of Natural Resource Wales (NRW) to reverse the decisions taken on the 20th September 2018, which included the end of pheasant shooting leases on public land. Before the intervention of the Labour Government, NRW spent £48,000 of…

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Sustaining upland communities, a public good says Michael Gove

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Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, told delegates at the Conservative Party Conference that sustaining upland landscapes and communities is “absolutely” a public good and will receive financial support under a new agricultural policy post Brexit. Speaking at the Countryside Alliance fringe event on Monday 1st October…

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Grouse Moor Management Group Questionnaire

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The Scottish Countryside Alliance like many others with interest in the management of moorland has responded to the Grouse Moor Management Groups questionnaire. Amongst the many positives, we were delighted to be able to include the report of the release of Golden Eagles in the South of Scotland hills. In the first of a series…

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