Devolved Regions

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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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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Countryside Alliance welcome the results of the review on the use of firearms on Natural Resources Wales land

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

The Countryside Alliance Wales has warmly welcomed the results of Natural Resources Wales’ (NRW) review on the use of firearms on land managed by NRW. The recently launched public consultation diligently sets out the evidence gathered in the 2017 review with some robust and fair proposals which now need the support of the agricultural and…

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Natural Resources Wales use of firearms review underway with over 20 NRW staff involved in the process

| Countryside Alliance Wales, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting

The much-criticised review of whether the use of firearms is appropriate on Natural Resources Wales (NRW) owned or managed land for third party activity and pest control is now well underway with no fewer than 20 NRW paid employees involved in the process, excluding the team responsible for collating responses and elected NRW board members….

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2017 “Rural Oscars” will open to nominations in September

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

The 2017 Countryside Alliance Awards, nicknamed the “Rural Oscars”, will open to public nominations in September. The 13th annual awards will once again give farmers, butchers, village shops and small businesses a platform from which to tell their stories, and they will need the support of their customers to help propel them to the top…

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New stats show more people are enjoying shooting

| Countryside Alliance Wales, Latest News, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

The Countryside Alliance’s Campaign for Shooting has welcomed new statistics which show an increase in the number of firearms certificates granted by police forces in England and Wales to the end of March 2017, and 23,128 new shotgun certificate holders. Statistics on firearm and shotgun certificates issued by police forces in England and Wales under…

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Remembering Clarissa at 70

| Countryside Alliance Wales, Fishing, Food and Farming, Hunting, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation, Uncategorised

Saturday 24th March would have been the 70th birthday of Clarissa Dickson Wright, one half of the popular cooking duo Two Fat Ladies (the other half being the late Jennifer Paterson) and dynamic, outspoken cook, rural champion and passionate defender of our way of life. Her untimely death in March 2015 meant she never saw…

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The Countryside Alliance at 20 – join the celebration

| Communities and Business, Countryside Alliance Wales, Fishing, Food and Farming, Hunting, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting

The Countryside Alliance is marking its 20th anniversary by asking supporters for their photographs and anecdotes from the ground breaking Hyde Park Rally. On 10th July 1997 120,000 people attended a rally in Hyde Park which was organised in response to the new Labour government’s commitment to banning hunting. The Countryside Alliance as an organisation…

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