Consultation and Lobbying

Countryside Alliance says “countryside should play its role” in Digital Strategy

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

The Countryside Alliance has called for rural connectivity parity so that the countryside can play its part in the Government’s newly launched Digital Strategy. The Government’s new strategy aims to create an exceptional digital economy “that works for everyone”, and recognises that the UK’s digital sector is world-leading and a major driver of growth and productivity. The…

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Minister for Policing, Brandon Lewis MP, discusses positive legislation improvements with the Countryside Alliance

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying, Shooting

Minister for Policing, Brandon Lewis MP writes:  The countryside is Britain’s most treasured natural asset – many of us work, live and enjoy it every day of the year. So when I joined the Home Office last summer as Minister for Policing and the Fire Service, I was delighted to have the chance to help…

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Countryside Alliance raises concerns about “Rewilding” comments in Parliamentary report

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The Countryside Alliance has raised concerns about the Environmental Audit Committee report into The Future of the Natural Environment after the EU Referendum, published today (4th January 2017). The Alliance argues that the report will create further confusion due to its approach to ‘rewilding’. The report recognises that rewilding is a “contested term” with definitions…

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‘Post Offices are the life blood of the community’ CA responds to Government consultation

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The Countryside Alliance has welcomed the opportunity to respond to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy consultation on the ‘2016 Post Office Network Consultation’. The Countryside Alliance is a campaigning organisation covering the whole of the United Kingdom and works for everyone who loves the countryside and the rural way of life. As…

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2016: Our year in politics

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying

As we approach the end of 2016, find out how our campaigns team have been promoting and protecting rural life in Westminster this year. You can follow their updates on Twitter @CAcampaigns Thank you for your support in helping us to successfully support and lobby for all countryside matters in 2016.  

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Parliamentary update – December 2016

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The Countryside Alliance’s political team has sent its popular Parliamentary update to all parliamentarians, letting them know what campaigns we are working hard on as well as drawing their attention to our views on ongoing legislation that affects the countryside. Read the update here parliamentary-update-december-2016. If you have any queries about our work please contact [email protected]

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CA gave evidence to EFRA select committee on rural tourism

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Countryside Alliance Head of Policy Sarah Lee today gave evidence at an Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee hearing at Parliament. The committee is holding an ongoing enquiry into ways to strengthen the English tourism sector.  Sarah submitted evidence ahead of the oral session, specifically tourism linked to country sports and English produce*. You can…

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CA briefing note on the USO ahead of debate

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The Countryside Alliance has circulated the below briefing note ahead of a backbench business debate on the broadband Universal Service Obligation to be held on Thursday 15 December. The Countryside Alliance welcomes the Government’s commitment to a Universal Service Obligation (USO) for broadband and the inclusion of this in the Digital Economy Bill. However we believe that…

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Our CEO on face coverings, protestors and the law

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: Wearing balaclavas or other face-coverings has long been a standard tactic of animal rights protestors and other extremists. There are only two reasons for wearing such items in the context of a ‘protest’: to intimidate and harass, and to hide identity with the intention of committing criminal offences…

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