Communities and Business

Countryside Alliance Head of Policy calls for “365 day tourism season” during Commons evidence session

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Yesterday (14 Dec) Countryside Alliance Head of Policy, Sarah Lee, took part in an oral evidence session as part of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee inquiry into rural tourism. MPs asked a range of questions to Sarah and representatives from the NFU and CLA on how the Government can support rural…

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CA briefing note on the USO ahead of debate

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The Countryside Alliance has circulated the below briefing note ahead of a backbench business debate on the broadband Universal Service Obligation to be held on Thursday 15 December. The Countryside Alliance welcomes the Government’s commitment to a Universal Service Obligation (USO) for broadband and the inclusion of this in the Digital Economy Bill. However we believe that…

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Welsh finalists in the 2016 Rural Oscars are announced

| Communities and Business, Countryside Alliance Awards, Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions, Food and Farming

Wales’ finalists in the 2016 Countryside Alliance Awards (aka the Rural Oscars) have been announced, with businesses from all over Wales going head to head for a national title and a shot at the British title. 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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Meet the South East’s finalists in the 2016 Rural Oscars

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The South East’s finalists in the 2016 Countryside Alliance Awards (aka the Rural Oscars) have been announced, with businesses from across the region going head to head for a regional title and a shot at national glory. The Awards are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of rural produce, skills, enterprise and heritage through our small…

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The South West’s finalists in the 2016 Rural Oscars

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The South West’s finalists in the 2016 Countryside Alliance Awards (aka the Rural Oscars) have been announced, with businesses from across the region going head to head for a regional title and a shot at national glory. The Awards are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of rural produce, skills, enterprise and heritage through our small…

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Meet the Rural Oscars finalists for the East of England

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The East of England’s finalists in the 2016 Countryside Alliance Awards (aka the Rural Oscars) have been announced, with businesses from across the region going head to head for a regional title and a shot at national glory. The Awards are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of rural produce, skills, enterprise and heritage through our…

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The Northern regional finalists in the 2016 Rural Oscars are announced

| Communities and Business, Countryside Alliance Awards, Food and Farming, Latest News, Uncategorised

The finalists for the North of England in the 2016 Countryside Alliance Awards (aka the Rural Oscars) have been announced, with businesses going head to head for a title and a shot at national glory. The Awards are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of rural produce, skills, enterprise and heritage through our small hard-working businesses….

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The 2016 Rural Oscars – update

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Thank you to everyone who nominated a business in the 2016 Rural Oscars – it has been a record year with over 7,500 nominations, meaning the shortlisting process has been very, very hard. The Rural Oscars are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of rural businesses, communities, food & farming, skills, heritage and enterprise. They are…

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Winter 2016 magazine now online

| Communities and Business, Consultation and Lobbying, Countryside Alliance Awards, Food and Farming, Game to Eat, Hunting, Latest News, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

The Countryside Alliance’s Winter 2016 issue is out now, featuring an eye catching hunt button cover from photographer Nico Morgan. The issue is also online and can be downloaded here. Below is the editor’s welcome to the issue, outlining just some of the content. “You may not know it, but only one pack of hounds…

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Countryside Alliance responds to Autumn statement

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The Countryside Alliance has found much in the Government’s Autumn Statement to welcome and many of the policies announced have the potential to create real benefits for rural communities. In particular, the Countryside Alliance welcome the Government’s commitment to invest £1 billion in superfast broadband by 2020, rural rate relief, and the creation of a…

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Countryside Alliance speaks to Daily Telegraph about what the countryside will look like in 50 years

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Head of Policy at the Countryside Alliance, Sarah Lee, has spoken to the Daily Telegraph about what she thinks the countryside will look like in 50 years. Sarah was one of five experts asked for views. To read the article in full, please follow this link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/0/will-our-countryside-still-look-like-this-in-50-years-five-exper/ She expressed concern that unless action is taken rural…

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