Consultation and Lobbying

Home Office firearms proposal ignores safety concerns

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting

In an announcement this week, the Home Office has informed the Countryside Alliance, and other shooting organisations, that the Government has reneged on the agreement that was agreed in 2016 to deliver improved ongoing scrutiny of the health, including mental health, of gun owners. The Home Office has given in to a campaign of non-compliance…

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Countryside Alliance calls for clarity on Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying

The Countryside Alliance has called for more information on the proposals contained in the Government 25 Year Environment Plan as part of a parliamentary inquiry into the overall ambition and approach of the Plan. In written evidence to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee, the Countryside Alliance has stressed the need for clarity on…

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Countryside Alliance meets with Lord Dafydd Elis Thomas, Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport

| Consultation and Lobbying, Countryside Alliance Wales

The Countryside Alliance has met with Lord Dafydd Elis Thomas, Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport to highlight the importance of a vibrant tourism sector in the Welsh Countryside. Tourism in rural areas has huge potential not only to benefit the national economy, but to sustain local economies, supporting local farmers, producers and making the…

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Countryside Alliance to challenge Scottish Conservatives on their rural vision

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying

  The Scottish Countryside Alliance will be hosting a fringe event at the Scottish Conservative Party Conference in Aberdeen on the challenges facing rural communities in Scotland. Conservative MP, John Lamont, and MSP, Rachael Hamilton, will be joined by David Fyffe from Scottish Land and Estates and Amanda Burgauer from Scottish Rural Action, to discuss…

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Countryside Alliance submits evidence to the DCMS Select Committee inquiry

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying, Latest News

The Countryside Alliance welcomes the inquiry into the social impact of participation in sport by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee and has submitted written evidence on the positive role rural sports can contribute to social mobility, education, health, and community engagement. The main focus of our evidence highlighted how taking part in…

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Labour ignores rural priorities

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

The Countryside Alliance has raised concerns about Labour’s Animal Welfare Plan published on 14 February. The Plan contains 50 policies for wild, farmed, and domestic animals, including for the first time policies to restrict game shooting and a commitment to ‘strengthen’ the Hunting Act. The Countryside Alliance will be responding to these proposals as part…

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