Countryside Alliance Wales

Letter Opposing Game Shooting Leaves Welsh Government with Serious Questions to Answer

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In a dramatic conclusion to the widely publicised Natural Resource Wales (NRW) review of the use of firearms on land it manages, Minister for Environment Hannah Blythyn has written a letter to NRW asking that they ignore the conclusions of the review because “the Welsh Government does not support commercial pheasant shooting”. Following a tense…

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Welsh Assembly Government recognise need for managed access

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The controversial ‘Taking Forward Wales’ consultation has now reached a conclusion and anglers across Wales and beyond can breathe a sigh of relief as proposals for a universal right of access to inland water have once again been shelved. In a ministerial statement, Lesley Griffiths stated that: “There were strong but differing views on how…

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Welsh Affair Select Committee chair David T.C Davies MP tackles Welsh Government over “selective” choice of Round Table Wales stakeholder group

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The Welsh Affairs Select Committee Westminster held an evidence session with Welsh Government on Thursday the 7th of June in Cardiff to question the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs on agriculture, trade and the repatriation of powers. The Alliance attended the meeting as observers and had already had the opportunity to meet…

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Assembly Member Angela Burns AM challenges Plaid Cymru AM Bethan Sayed over NRW shooting review and gets support from the First Minster

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In First Ministers questions on Tuesday the 12th of June, the League Against Cruel Sports proposed Bethan Sayed AM to accuse the Natural Resources Wales review team of bias and impartiality issues relating to the recent firearms review. In rebuttal and following discussions with Rachel Evans of the Countryside Alliance, Angela Burns AM raised the…

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Rachel Evans talks shooting, angling, wildlife management, access to the countryside, curlew conservation and more with Welsh Government Minister for Environment, Hannah Blythyn AM

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Rachel Evans Director for Wales has met with Hannah Blythyn, Minister for Environment to highlight the various campaigns and rural issues the Countryside Alliance leads on in Wales. The Alliance has a long-standing record of promoting your interests to both the National Assembly for Wales and the Welsh Government and is at the forefront of…

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Shooting main target for petitioning the National Assembly for Wales by Animal Rights groups

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The Countryside Alliance met the Chair of the Petitions Committee, David Rowlands AM, over concerns about the authenticity and transparency of petitions presented to the Assembly. In recent weeks two anti-shooting petitions have been presented to the National Assembly for Wales, one calling for the ban on the use of Larsen traps, the other opposing…

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Animal rights groups attempt to manipulate Welsh Assembly

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The Countryside Alliance has responded robustly to recent anti-shooting petitions at the National Assembly for Wales.  Countryside Alliance Director for Wales Rachel Evans, the leading voice for shooting at the National Assembly, has been working to great effect to quash the accusations that are driving these petitions. One of the two petitions currently under discussion,…

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

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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…

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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

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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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