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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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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 launches Brexit policies

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

 The Countryside Alliance has launched a Brexit policy document (25th April 2017) setting out the issues that need to be addressed in order to sustain a living and working countryside outside of the EU. The Countryside Alliance did not campaign during the EU referendum but the decision to leave the EU will have an impact…

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5 rural policies we want to see at the heart of the next government’s agenda

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

Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: When the Prime Minister called a General Election on Tuesday she revealed that she had made the final decision whilst walking with her husband in the glorious countryside of North Wales. Whilst her reasoning was largely related to delivering Brexit negotiations this will be a crucial election for…

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Rural Connectivity still lagging according to Ofcom

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The Countryside Alliance has today (16 December) welcomed the publication of Ofcom’s Connected Nations Report 2016, which provides the latest picture of superfast broadband and mobile coverage across the UK.   The Report shows that 1.4 million premises remain unable to access broadband speeds over 10 Mbit/s, the speeds required to meet a typical household’s…

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Countryside Alliance responds to Ofcom decision to force BT to separate from Openreach

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The Countryside Alliance has responded to this morning’s decision by Ofcom to force BT to legally separate from its Openreach decision. Head of Policy at the Alliance, Sarah Lee, has responded to the decision by calling for greater competition in the delivery of broadband infrastructure. Whilst seeing the potential advantages of BT and Openreach being…

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive argues that Government must address the digital skills divide

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Tim Bonner has written for the Huffington Post UK website about how the Government needs to develop a strategy for tackling the digital skills divide to complement its planned investment in digital infrastructure: The Reality Of The Digital Skills Divide In the comment piece Tim Bonner said: “More and more of the economic and social…

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Countryside Alliance speaks to Daily Telegraph about what the countryside will look like in 50 years

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Head of Policy at the Countryside Alliance, Sarah Lee, has spoken to the Daily Telegraph about what she thinks the countryside will look like in 50 years. Sarah was one of five experts asked for views. To read the article in full, please follow this link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/0/will-our-countryside-still-look-like-this-in-50-years-five-exper/ She expressed concern that unless action is taken rural…

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