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“Rural Policing Matters” campaign launched

| Campaigns, Communities and Business, Latest News

On 1st September Farming News online reported: Julia Mulligan, Chair of the National Rural Crime Network (NRCN) and Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, has today launched the Network’s ‘rural policing matters’ campaign. The piece continued “Research from the NRCN, which will be released next month, shows trust in policing is much lower than…

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Welcoming the Government’s big plans for the countryside

| Campaigns, Communities and Business, Consultation and Lobbying, Latest News

Countryside Alliance Executive Chairman Barney White-Spunner writes: Today’s Daily Telegraph carries a piece by Chancellor George Osborne and Environment Secretary Liz Truss in which they reveal a “Rural Productivity Plan” which is intended to bring about a wholesale boost for our countryside across planning, infrastructure, education, transport and local government. Read the piece, “With our plan,…

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Barney White-Spunner in the Telegraph on glorious grouse

| Campaigns, Latest News, Shooting and Conservation

Barney White-Spunner’s comment piece in the Daily Telegraph: “The glorious benefits of the noble grouse”. On 12th August the Daily Telegraph published a comment piece by Countryside Alliance Executive Chairman Barney White-Spunner in which he wrote: “The glorious benefits of the noble grouse. Shoots are criticised but the Glorious Twelfth can show how managed moors…

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Kimbridge retreat is a joy despite the downpour!

| Campaigns, Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Events and Competitions, Fishing, Foundation, Fundraising, Latest News

  Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, a project run by The Countryside Alliance Foundation which offers fly fishing retreats (with counselling and medical support) to ladies with breast cancer, enjoyed a return to Kimbridge-on-the-Test in Hampshire over the weekend of 24-26 July. Twelve ladies joined the team from all over the country and all…

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The campaign for hunting is far from over

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying, Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions, Hunting, Latest News, Membership

  Countryside Alliance Executive Chairman Barney White-Spunner writes: Tomorrow the Government was due to introduce amendments to the Hunting Act under a free vote, which would have represented a significant improvement. The amendments would have removed the arbitrary two dog limit in exempt hunting, making it legal to flush and shoot foxes using packs of…

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This week’s hunting vote

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying, Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions, Hunting, Latest News, Membership, Our Blog

Countryside Alliance animal welfare consultant Jim Barrington has blogged on this week’s vote, writing: This week will see an important vote in the House of Commons on the future of the Hunting Act; the consequences are equally important for the fox, farmers and other land managers. This is not repeal of the Hunting Act and the…

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