Consultation and Lobbying

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

The Countryside Alliance sends out a free email news briefing each weekday morning, featuring the top media stories of interest to the UK countryside as well as relevant debates, questions and comments coming out of the UK Parliament and devolved governments. Sign up for the briefing here www.countryside-alliance.org/sign-morning-briefing/ NB we will endeavour to email the…

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The election results and the countryside

| Communities and Business, Consultation and Lobbying, Countryside Alliance Wales, Food and Farming, Hunting, Latest News, Our Blog, Shooting

Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: There is a theory that says the first polls of an election are the best indicator of the final result, and that all the noise and effort of the campaign make next to no difference. You will not hear many people promoting that theory this week. Today’s election…

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CA welcomes bracken control measures for moorland management

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

The Countryside Alliance has welcomed the announcement that a further Emergency Authorisation has been issued to allow the use of Asulam for bracken control during the 2017 growing season.  A bracken control programme is an essential component of moorland management plans, and Asulam is the only selective control chemical that is authorised for use by…

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Liberal Democrat Party Manifesto – rural policies

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

The Liberal Democrat Party has released its Manifesto (17th May) ahead of the General Election on 8th June. The Countryside Alliance’s campaigns team has been through the document and selected some highlights which will impact on rural communities. We hope the below facts and policies will inform you as we head towards the most important election the…

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Labour Party Manifesto – rural policies

| Communities and Business, Consultation and Lobbying, Food and Farming, Hunting, Latest News

The Labour Party has launched its Manifesto (16th May) ahead of the General Election on 8th June. The Countryside Alliance’s campaigns team has been through the document and selected some highlights which will impact on rural communities. We hope the below facts and policies will inform you as we head towards the most important election…

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Conservative Party Manifesto – rural policies

| Communities and Business, Consultation and Lobbying, Food and Farming, Hunting, Latest News

The Conservative Party has released its Manifesto (18th May) ahead of the General Election on 8th June. The Countryside Alliance’s campaigns team has been through the document and selected some highlights which will impact on rural communities. We hope the below facts and policies will inform you as we head towards the most important election the country, and…

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Conservatives make manifesto commitment to a vote on Hunting Act

| Consultation and Lobbying, Countryside Alliance Wales, Hunting, Latest News, Press Release

The Countryside Alliance’s political team has created this brief of the rural pledges contained in the newly launched of the Conservative Party Manifesto in Halifax. On hunting, the Prime Minister has today confirmed (18th May) that any government she leads after 8th June’s General Election will ‘Grant a free vote, on a government bill in government…

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The Rural Charter – the Countryside Alliance General Election Manifesto 2017

| Communities and Business, Consultation and Lobbying, Countryside Alliance Wales, Food and Farming, Hunting, Latest News, Mobile and Broadband, Shooting

The Countryside Alliance has produced a manifesto for the countryside which highlights several key issues which truly matter to those who live and work in the countryside; from tackling rural crime and increasing the provision of affordable rural housing to ensuring universal access to high speed broadband and mobile phone signal. Download it here and use…

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Countryside Alliance backs salmon campaign

| Consultation and Lobbying, Fishing, Food and Farming, Latest News, Press Release

The Countryside Alliance brings to your attention a campaign from Salmon & Trout Conservation UK (S&TC UK). The group is inviting consumers to help identify those supermarkets that are stocking salmon from farms which are failing to control deadly sea lice parasites. The S&TC reports: “The inexorable growth of the salmon farming industry in recent…

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Welsh taxpayers fund NRW reviews to appease animal rights activists

| Consultation and Lobbying, Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions, Food and Farming, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting

The Countryside Alliance has responded robustly to a Natural Resource Wales (NRW) consultation on the use of firearms on publicly-owned land, but having seen evidence that a similar review was undertaken as recently as 2013 the Alliance questions why this expensive process was deemed necessary. A Natural Resource Wales consultation was launched earlier this year,…

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