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Welcoming Ofcom’s review of the Universal Service Obligation

| Campaigns, Communities and Business

Countryside Alliance welcomes Ofcom’s review of the sustainability of the Universal Service Obligation to ensure it does not become a victim of greater competition in the postal industry. The Countryside Alliance welcomes the review into the sustainability of the Universal Service Obligation, announced by Ofcom today (2 December), which will hopefully safeguard the six-day-a-week postal service…

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HS2 must demonstrate clear and outstanding benefits or should be scrapped

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The Countryside Alliance welcomes the Environmental Audit Committee’s recommendations in its report published today (7 April) and agrees that “everything possible is done to minimise damage to ancient woodlands and SSSIs by the HS2 high-speed rail line and that where loss is genuinely unavoidable, that compensation is applied to the fullest extent possible”.  However, we…

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Fly grazing Parliamentary debate welcomed

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The Countryside Alliance is among a powerful coalition of equine welfare charities and countryside organisations that has welcomed a parliamentary debate of solutions to the illegal fly grazing of horses through a Private Members Bill  which was launched in the House of Commons on Tuesday (15 July). The Bill was introduced by Julian Sturdy, MP…

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HS2 Bill in Parliament – our view

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Ahead of the of the second reading of the HS2 Hybrid Bill today (28 April 2014) the Countryside Alliance still believes that the business and environmental cases for HS2 have not adequately been made and we therefore continue to oppose the project on behalf of our members.  Countryside Alliance head of policy, Sarah Lee, said:…

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Reporting rural crime

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If we want to tackle rural crime then we all need to work together by ensuring all incidents are reported which will ensure the Police are able to target their resources efficiently. Reporting rural crime can be done in a number of ways: • Always dial 999 in an emergency • Suspicious incidents can be…

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