Countryside Alliance calls for sea change in government to ensure rural communities receive the political support and action they need and deserve

| Campaigns, Communities and Business, Mobile and Broadband

Today (22 March 2018) the House of Lords Select Committee on the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act reports that the Government is failing rural communities and the responsibility for rural policy should be transferred from Defra. Giving evidence to the House of Lords Committee the Countryside Alliance highlighted a number of issues the report…

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Wessex Water Challenge: Charles Jardine’s training blog – Week five – I’m nervous yet excited at the same time!

| Fishing, Fishing for Schools, Fishing Groups, Foundation, Latest News, Our Blog, Outdoor Education

Charles Jardine, the founder and director of the Fishing for Schools initiative, undertakes his greatest challenge yet, on 7th/8th April – the #WessexWaterChallenge. This 24-hour event will see 65-year-old Charles fish at three Wessex Water Reservoirs and run the 60 miles between them, all in the space of a day. You can sponsor him here There are…

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Two hunt prosecutions fail

| Hunting, Latest News, Our Blog

Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: This week has seen Hunting Act prosecutions involving two hunts fail. The huntsman of the Portman hunt was found not guilty at Poole Magistrates, and three members of the Grove and Rufford hunt successfully appealed convictions in Nottingham Crown Court. The detail of the cases is important, and…

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Countryside Alliance meets with Lord Dafydd Elis Thomas, Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport

| Consultation and Lobbying, Countryside Alliance Wales

The Countryside Alliance has met with Lord Dafydd Elis Thomas, Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport to highlight the importance of a vibrant tourism sector in the Welsh Countryside. Tourism in rural areas has huge potential not only to benefit the national economy, but to sustain local economies, supporting local farmers, producers and making the…

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Digital push by rural businesses could boost Scottish Economy, says report

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Today (Monday 12th March) Rural England CIC and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) published a joint research report, supported by Amazon, which explores the economic potential from rural based businesses across the UK taking-up digital opportunities that arise from broadband, mobile and other networks. The report highlighted how greater use of digital tools and services by…

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And the Welsh Rural Oscars go to…

| Campaigns, Countryside Alliance Awards, Countryside Alliance Wales, Latest News, Press Release

The Countryside Alliance Awards, Wales’ premier rural business awards, were handed out by Welsh Government Minister for Environment Hannah Blythyn, Labour Assembly Member for Delyn at a reception at the National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff Bay, on Wednesday 7th March. The Awards, nicknamed the ‘Rural Oscars’, are now in their 13th year. They were set…

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