Food and Farming


Dogs for Good success story

| Food and Farming, Hunting, Shooting

The Countryside Alliance is proud to support the work of Dogs for Good, the charity that provides assistance dogs to support people in a variety of ways. As an organisation whose staff and members are dog lovers who live and work with dogs every day whether in the sporting field or on-farm, we are always keen…

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Police lead on wildlife crime and rural affairs writes for CA magazine

| Communities and Business, Food and Farming, Latest News

Dave Jones is Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police and the national policing lead for Wildlife Crime and Rural Affairs. He has written exclusively for the Countryside Alliance’s Spring 2017 magazine about rural crime, observing that: ” The National Rural Crime Network’s recent survey showed rural crime across the UK is vastly under reported, with…

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Isle of Wight Dairy Farm wins Clarissa Dickson Wright legacy award

| Communities and Business, Countryside Alliance Awards, Food and Farming, Latest News

The Clarissa Dickson Wright legacy award was presented at Parliament on 22nd March 2017 by farmer, entrepreneur, founder of Borough Market and friend of Clarissa, Peter Gott. Peter, who farms at Sillfield in Cumbria, was the inaugural winner of the Award (it has subsequently also been won by Peelham Farm on the Scottish Borders and…

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The Rural Oscars go to……

| Communities and Business, Consultation and Lobbying, Countryside Alliance Awards, Countryside Alliance Wales, Food and Farming, Latest News

On 22nd March 2017 the 2016 Countryside Alliance Awards, nicknamed the Rural Oscars, were handed out by the Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom MP at a Parliamentary reception.  Businesses from across England and Wales, who had already won their regional title, came to Westminster to find out if they had taken the national title. Shortly after the…

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Minister supports calls for extending country of origin labelling

| Communities and Business, Food and Farming, Latest News, Press Release

On Tuesday 14 March MPs debated the future of food labelling in a Westminster Hall Debate led by Julian Sturdy MP (Conservative, York Outer). The Countryside Alliance has campaigned for better food labelling for many years, including our ‘Honest, Fair, Simple’ campaign which we launched in 2011, and worked closely with Julian and his office…

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Spring 2017 membership magazine now online

| Communities and Business, Countryside Alliance Awards, Countryside Alliance Wales, Food and Farming, Hunting, Latest News, Membership, Membership News, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

The Countryside Alliance’s Spring 2017 magazine is now online. Below is the Editor’s welcome letter outlining the content: Download now 2017 is something of a numbers game. Fresh from celebrating 350 years of the Cottesmore Hunt (p44) we now move on to the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust’s silver anniversary (p36) which will  see a series of…

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Countryside Alliance calls for local authorities to get tough on fly- tipping

| Communities and Business, Food and Farming, Latest News

The Countryside Alliance has called for local authorities to make waste disposal easier as the latest Defra figures on fly-tipping figures show a 4% rise in incidents. These figures do not accurately reflect the growing problem of fly-tipping on private land as they are not recorded. Farmers and landowners have to bear the brunt of…

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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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