Campaigns

Ensuring the continued use of Asulam

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

This story first appeared on this website in February 2013 and gains further relevance by the granting of Emergency Authorisation in mid-May 2014 to ensure Asulam’s use for the year: The Countryside Alliance has welcomed The Chemicals Regulation Directorate’s announcement this week that Emergency Authorisation for the continued use of Asulam for bracken control in…

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Supporting the NGO on buzzard control

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

Countryside Alliance Director of Campaigns Tim Bonner writes: There has been an interesting legal development in the long running argument over licences for the control of buzzards this week.The High Court has accepted an application from a gamekeeper to proceed with a Judicial Review of Natural England’s decision not to issue a licence to allow…

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Swift delivery needed on 4G

| Campaigns, Mobile and Broadband

As Ofcom announce the five winning bidders to deliver 4G in the UK the Countryside Alliance has called for a clear and swift schedule for delivery for rural areas amidst fears the city markets will be served first. One block of spectrum contains a 98% indoor coverage obligation*, which was won by Telefonica/O2, and this…

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Ministry of Defence clarifies position on hunting

| Campaigns, Hunting

The Ministry of Defence has this week issued a clarification, which reads: “In response to representations, MOD has today (3rd March) clarified that its existing policy allows all categories of exempt hunting under the Hunting Act 2004 to be carried out on the defence estate. The 2004 Act bans hunting wild animals with dogs but…

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Download our mobile phone coverage report “Sick of no signal”

| Campaigns, Mobile and Broadband

The Countryside Alliance’s mobile phone signal report was recently supported across all political parties during Party Conference season. Our basic message, that rural subscribers pay the same amount as urban subscribers despite worse coverage, is backed up by statistics gleaned from our crowd-sourced data. That data, compiled and verified by independent company RootMetrics, shows that…

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Go wild for game this season

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

Eating game is cheap, it’s healthy, it benefits the countryside, and it is in season now. What’s not to like? The number one benefit of eating game is its healthiness. Research carried out by Leatherhead Food International* shows how game compares very favourably with other red and white meats. Venison is high in protein, low…

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Lobby your parliamentary candidates – do they oppose a ban on lead shot?

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

The Countryside Alliance has launched a new campaign asking rural voters to contact their Parliamentary candidates ahead of the General Election on 7th May. Take part here. This online e-lobby reads: “Congratulations on your selection. As a voter in your constituency I wanted to draw your attention to Countryside Alliance’s General Election Manifesto and ask…

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