Consultation and Lobbying


Countryside Alliance show how rural activities can lead to health benefits

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The Countryside Alliance has told a Government inquiry how taking part in rural activities such as fishing, hunting or shooting sports has shown to provide a positive impact on social mobility, education, health, and community engagement. The Countryside Alliance submitted written evidence on the positive role rural sports can have as part of an inquiry…

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Countryside Alliance Raise “Rural Representation” with Ofcom

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The Countryside Alliance has submitted evidence to Ofcom’s “Thematic review of representation and portrayal on the BBC”, highlighting our concerns regarding the representation of the rural community. Following a spate of recent complaints against the BBC, the Countryside Alliance met representatives from Ofcom to discuss our concerns regarding BBC impartiality on rural issues, to highlight…

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Countryside Alliance brief parliamentarians on rural crime

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The Countryside Alliance has briefed parliamentarians ahead of the Opposition Day Debate on Rural Crime and Public Services. The debate is calling on ‘the Government to ensure that the personal, social and economic costs of crime and anti-social behaviour in rural areas are fully understood and acted upon.’ The Countryside Alliance knows that crime is…

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MEPs warned shooting must not be forgotten in Brexit talks

| Consultation and Lobbying, Shooting

The Countryside Alliance and BASC, representing FACE UK, held a series of meetings with senior MEPs at the European Parliament in Strasbourg this week (28 – 30 May) to stress the importance of maintaining and developing trade and travel opportunities for shooting post Brexit. The talks were arranged by FACE, the umbrella organisation representing 7 million shooters…

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Support for small abattoirs needed more than live export ban

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The Countryside Alliance has called for the Government to support more small abattoirs, rather than introduce a ban on animal exports in response to a Defra consultation which closed on Tuesday 22 May. In written evidence to Defra’s consultation, the Alliance supported the Government’s objective of reducing travel time from point of production to slaughter…

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Food production should not be overlooked in new agricultural policy

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The Countryside Alliance has called for productive and competitive farming to be at the heart of our new agricultural policy in written evidence submitted to Defra’s Health and Harmony consultation on the future of farming. The consultation, which closed on 8 May and received 44,000 submissions, is designed to inform the Government’s thinking on how…

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Shock announcement from Environment Secretary on electronic collars

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Environment Secretary, Michael Gove MP, has told MPs that he recognises the benefits of electronic collars used in boundary fence systems, as a consultation proposing a total ban on the use of these devices comes to a close today (27 April). Speaking during environment questions in the House of Commons yesterday (Thursday 26 April), Mr…

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