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Consultation and Lobbying

Briefing note for Parliamentary debate on BT broadband provision

| Campaigns, Communities and Business, Consultation and Lobbying, Mobile and Broadband

Below is a briefing note ahead of this afternoon’s Westminster Hall Debate secured by Helen Goodman MP (Labour, Bishop Auckland) on BT broadband provision for local businesses, scheduled to take place from 1:30pm-3:00pm. The Countryside Alliance believes that high speed broadband is an essential service alongside water, electricity and gas; but is nowhere near as available in…

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Baroness Mallalieu honoured by World Horse Welfare

| Campaigns, Communities and Business, Consultation and Lobbying, Food and Farming, Hunting

Alliance President Baroness Ann Mallalieu was a finalist in the Sir Colin Spedding Award, made yesterday at the National Equine Forum in London. The Award, named after the founding chairman of the Forum, is given to an individual who has made an exceptional contribution to the equine world. Ann was nominated in recognition of her…

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Wales doesn’t want further rights to roam

| Campaigns, Communities and Business, Consultation and Lobbying, Latest News, Press Release

Polling carried out for the Countryside Alliance shows that 52% of people asked feel there is “about the right amount” of access land in Wales and a further 5% thought that there is too much. Last summer, the Labour-run Welsh government launched a consultation on increasing access to the outdoors for responsible recreation. The results…

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Parliamentary update – February 2016

| Campaigns, Communities and Business, Consultation and Lobbying, Shooting and Conservation

An email update from the Countryside Alliance’s campaigns team was sent to all Parliamentarians on 25th February. Updates are sent regularly to keep parliamentarians and their researchers up to date with our campaigning priorities. The update includes digital communications and mobile coverage, the EU Firearms Directive, the Hen Harrier Joint Action Plan, our work in Wales…

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Dragon’s Tale – February 2016

| About Us, Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying, Countryside Alliance Awards, Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions, Regions

Welcome to Dragon’s Tale brought to you by your Director for Wales, Rachel Evans Spring is in the air, the nights are drawing out and the political party conferences are in full swing. I launched our Manifesto ahead of the Welsh Assembly elections which has had a great response to date. Our Wales award winners…

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The CA at the Welsh Party Conferences

| About Us, Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying, Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions, Latest News, Regions

Party conference season is underway in Wales and the Countryside Alliance has already hosted fringe events at the Welsh Liberal Democrats and Welsh Labour conferences on sustainable access to land and water. Assembly Members, candidates and stakeholders discussed whether more public access is needed in Wales or whether the Welsh Government should make better use…

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CA brief on lead shot ammunition

| Consultation and Lobbying

Here you can download the Countryside Alliance’s background brief on lead shot ammunition, featuring sections which set out: 1.    Lead Shot and the Alternatives (p. 2) 2.    The Effects of Lead on the Environment (p. 3) 3.    The Effects of Lead on Human Health (p. 4) 4.    Existing Legislation and International Agreements (p. 7) 5.    Implications…

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Rural communities are being left behind as crucial services dwindle

| About Us, Campaigns, Communities and Business, Consultation and Lobbying, Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions, Regions

People living in the Welsh countryside are being put at a disadvantage, the Countryside Alliance claims, after a poll revealed they are losing access to important services. Of rural people polled, 35% have lost a Post Office in the past five years and 32% a local bank, the polling carried out by YouGov for the…

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Scottish Government tail docking consultation opens

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying, Latest News, Shooting and Conservation

The Scottish Government is asking to hear your views on permitting tail docking for working spaniels and Hunt Point Retrievers, which was subject to a total ban in 2007 without the working dogs exemption that exists elsewhere in the UK. The consultation runs until 3rd May and the Countryside Alliance urges anyone with knowledge of…

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Our briefing on grouse shooting & flooding

| Campaigns, Communities and Business, Consultation and Lobbying, Shooting and Conservation

We are aware of a number of recent claims about a direct link between moorland management, grouse shooting and flooding. For many communities the damage caused by the flooding this winter has been the worst in living memory. The experience of witnessing homes, and even whole farms, under water has rightly led people to ask why…

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