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Fuel tax rebates ‘a big relief for rural drivers’

| Campaigns, Communities and Business, Consultation and Lobbying

The Countryside Alliance is delighted that petrol prices could become more affordable in 17 of the UK’s most rural communities. Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander announced today (15 January) that the European Parliament has approved plans for a fuel tax rebate at filling stations in 17 areas across the Scottish Highlands and Argyll…

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Taking rural issues to candidates in the EU

| Campaigns, Communities and Business

The Countryside Alliance has written to the 500+ British candidates ahead of the 22nd May European Elections, asking them to champion four key rural issues. The Alliance’s EU Manifesto identifies the four issues that we are most concerned about – animal welfare and management; firearms and shooting; digital communications, including mobile and fixed broadband and…

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Mounted Police volunteers sought for rural Suffolk patrol

| Campaigns, Communities and Business

Rural communities in the west of Suffolk will see the first wave of special constables mounted on horseback patrolling the countryside to combat crime, the East Anglian Daily Times reported on 18th August 2014. Suffolk’s police and crime commissioner Tim Passmore, who is spearheading the plan, said the horseback specials will provide reassurances to rural communities,…

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Government Go Ahead for New Cormorant and Goosander Management Plan

| Campaigns, Communities and Business

Congratulations to the Angling Trust which has sent us the following press release: The Angling Trust has concluded negotiations with the Government on the implementation of new measures, announced last year, to improve the protection of vulnerable fish stocks from predation by cormorants and goosanders. The Trust has been campaigning for more than three years…

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We stand alongside charities calling for change on fly grazing

| Campaigns, Communities and Business

The Countryside Alliance has joined forces with several other major rural and animal welfare charities, including the RSPCA, the NFU and World Horse Welfare, to launch a landmark report into the horrors of fly-grazing ahead of a parliamentary committee discussion on the issue. The six major charities and country’s largest rural organisations have released the report on…

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Innovative broadband pilots are a good first step

| Campaigns, Communities and Business, Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions, Mobile and Broadband

The Countryside Alliance (CA) welcomes the Government’s confirmation today (9 February 2015) that seven pilot projects are on track to bring superfast broadband to the most difficult to connect communities in the UK. The Government aims to provide  speeds of 24Mbps to 95% of the UK by 2017 and two million more homes and businesses…

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