Countryside Alliance Wales


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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The election results and the countryside

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

Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: There is a theory that says the first polls of an election are the best indicator of the final result, and that all the noise and effort of the campaign make next to no difference. You will not hear many people promoting that theory this week. Today’s election…

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Conservatives make manifesto commitment to a vote on Hunting Act

| Consultation and Lobbying, Countryside Alliance Wales, Hunting, Latest News, Press Release

The Countryside Alliance’s political team has created this brief of the rural pledges contained in the newly launched of the Conservative Party Manifesto in Halifax. On hunting, the Prime Minister has today confirmed (18th May) that any government she leads after 8th June’s General Election will ‘Grant a free vote, on a government bill in government…

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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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Welsh taxpayers fund NRW reviews to appease animal rights activists

| Consultation and Lobbying, Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions, Food and Farming, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting

The Countryside Alliance has responded robustly to a Natural Resource Wales (NRW) consultation on the use of firearms on publicly-owned land, but having seen evidence that a similar review was undertaken as recently as 2013 the Alliance questions why this expensive process was deemed necessary. A Natural Resource Wales consultation was launched earlier this year,…

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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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