Consultation and Lobbying

Salmon & Trout Conservation Scotland campaign leads to salmon farming inquiry

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

Salmon & Trout Conservation Scotland have reported news that will be of interest to supporters: A formal Petition, lodged in the Scottish Parliament in February 2016 by Salmon & Trout Conservation Scotland, seeking protection for wild salmonids from sea lice from Scottish salmon farms, has resulted in MSPs launching an Inquiry into the salmon farming industry…

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Help shape a new agenda for the countryside

| Communities and Business, Consultation and Lobbying, Food and Farming, Latest News, Mobile and Broadband, Shooting and Conservation

The Countryside Alliance is supporting the Rural England CIC (of which we are a stakeholder), the Rural Services Network and the University of Gloucestershire in shaping a new rural agenda. As the dust settles on the election Rural England are keen to find out the key issues that matter to people in rural areas. So…

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CA at River Itchen day with politicians and Angling Trust to highlight chalkstream plight

| Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Consultation and Lobbying, Fishing, Fishing for Schools, Latest News, Press Release

The Countryside Alliance’s Sue Shaw and Charles Jardine attended a chalk stream discovery day on Friday June 16th at the invitation of the Angling Trust and WWF. The day saw MPs including Sports Minister Tracey Crouch MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary for Defra, Dr Therese Coffey MP, former Environment Minister Richard Benyon MP and Parliamentary Angling Group…

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Labour needs a rural revival to win the seats needed for government by Liam Stokes

| Consultation and Lobbying, Latest News

Countryside Alliance Head of Shooting Campaigns Liam Stokes (left, with Panda the spaniel) has written for Labour Uncut, the website that goes “inside Labour politics”. In the article, entitled “Labour needs a rural revival to win the seats needed for government” Liam writes: “The general election has given hope to those of us hoping for…

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Sign up to the CA’s Morning Briefing

| 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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