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Workshop generates huge interest in Welsh fox snaring code

| Campaigns, Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting and Conservation

A workshop run to encourage uptake of the Welsh Government’s new Code of best practice on the use of snares in fox control saw a big turnout of around 70 delegates attend from right across Wales. The take home message from the event was an unequivocal “Use the code or lose the fox snare”, the…

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And the Rural Oscars go to…..

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

The eleventh annual Countryside Alliance Awards, nicknamed the Rural Oscars, were presented by Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss at the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday 27th April. The Awards are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of rural produce, skills, enterprise and heritage. The Champions’ reception in the Cholmondeley Room at Westminster saw over 40 businesses from across…

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Hunting’s top tumble revealed

| Campaigns, Hunting, Latest News

The winner of the Countryside Alliance Hunt Tumblers’ Club competition for the 2015-16 season, kindly sponsored by Pol Roger, has been announced. Out of hundreds of photos sent in from hunts across the UK and Ireland, Colin (Joe) Bird’s picture sequence of Kitty Kemp-Welch taking a tumble out with the Chiddingfold, Leconfield and Cowdray Hunt…

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Government must act now to improve Firearms Law

| Campaigns, Latest News, Shooting and Conservation, Uncategorized

  The Countryside Alliance has warned the Government not to miss an opportunity to do something positive for the shooting community. Amendments to the Policing and Crime Bill which would make some important technical changes to existing firearms legislation were debated yesterday (Tuesday 26 April) in the House of Commons. The amendments, tabled by Conservative MP…

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Is your Firearms Licensing Team providing a satisfactory service?

| Campaigns, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting and Conservation, Uncategorized

A Freedom of Information (FOI) request submitted by the Countryside Alliance has highlighted which police forces’ firearms licensing departments are under-performing. A clear symptom of an inefficient licensing service is the issuing of large numbers of Section 7 Temporary Permits as a result of delays in processing licence renewals, so the Alliance asked all police…

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Is your Firearms Licensing Team providing a satisfactory service?

| Campaigns, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting and Conservation, Uncategorized

A Freedom of Information (FOI) request submitted by the Countryside Alliance has highlighted which police forces’ firearms licensing departments are under-performing. A clear symptom of an inefficient licensing service is the issuing of large numbers of Section 7 Temporary Permits as a result of delays in processing licence renewals, so the Alliance asked all police…

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Casting for Recovery’s warm Yorkshire welcome

| Campaigns, Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Fishing, Foundation, Latest News, Press Release

Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, the medical fly fishing programme for ladies who have, or have had breast cancer, held its first retreat in North Yorkshire from 15-17 April. The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa near Skipton hosted eleven ladies from across Britain, some of whom were local but with participants from as…

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Government’s broadband speed guarantee must cover all premises, says Countryside Alliance

| Campaigns, Communities and Business, Latest News, Mobile and Broadband, Press Release

The Countryside Alliance is “very disappointed” by Culture minister Ed Vaizey’s comments that not all rural homes may receive the 10 megabits per second broadband speed promised to all by the Government in November. The Government is currently consulting on a plan for a universal service obligation (USO) that would mean highspeed broadband for all…

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LACS and abuse of the criminal justice system

| Campaigns, Hunting, Latest News

Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: Much of the recent press coverage about the implosion of the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) and its considerable efforts in squandering a £3.5 million legacy is irrelevant to the issues on which it campaigns. On the subject of the private prosecution of six members of the Lamerton…

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