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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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CA Head of Shooting on the RSPB

| Campaigns, Latest News, Shooting and Conservation

Liam Stokes, Head of Shooting Campaigns at the Countryside Alliance, has written for the ShootingUK website on “the RSPB’s inconsistent position on shooting issues.” In “Are the RSPB pro or anti shooting?” Liam observes that while the Society claims neutrality on shooting, there is a marked editorial difference from different sections. While RSPB Conservation Director Martin…

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Spring 2016 magazine now online

| Latest News, Membership, Membership News

The Spring 2016 magazine of the Countryside Alliance is now online – download it here. Below is the Editor’s letter outlining some highlights of the new magazine. Spring 2016 will be a busy one for all of us. Several elections are taking place, including for the Welsh Assembly and the Scottish Parliament and we have…

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Government takes action to improve mobile and broadband coverage in rural areas

| Campaigns, Latest News, Mobile and Broadband

It has been a busy week for announcements from the Government on how they will support digital connectivity, providing the opportunity for everyone to connect to the information superhighway, and boost economic prosperity. Following on from the announcement in the Budget that Government would ‘reduce planning restrictions on existing mobile infrastructure and facilitate the taller…

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