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Get Involved: Contact your MP

| Consultation and Lobbying, Latest News

The Countryside Alliance has launched a guide on how to contact your local MP and some suggestions for what issues to raise with your representatives in Westminster. Contacting your local MP is a great way to raise issues that matter to you and your community from challenges faced by local hunts and shoots, to local…

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A ‘welcomed development’ as limited extensions of firearms certificates come into force

| Campaigns, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting

The introduction of the Policing and Crime Act 2017 inserts a new section into the Firearms Act 1968 that provides for an extension of eight weeks to expiring firearm and shotgun certificates in specified circumstances. This allows the licensing department to take extra time to ensure they have made an informed decision on the applicant’s…

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Charles Jardine’s Wessex Water Challenge blog: We did it!!

| Fishing, Fishing for Schools, Fishing Groups, Foundation, Fundraising, Latest News, Our Blog, Press Release

Last weekend Fishing for Schools founder and director Charles Jardine completed his most extreme challenge to date, raising more than £10,000 for the charity. Charles and his running partner Richard Davis ran between three Wessex Water fisheries – a distance equivalent to two marathons, all within 24 hours. In his final blog, Charles tells us…

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Countryside Alliance objects to mandatory catch and release policy for salmon

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying, Fishing, Latest News, Press Release

The Countryside Alliance has raised concerns about the Environment Agency’s proposal to introduce a mandatory catch and release policy for salmon fishing in some rivers in England. The proposal is part of a series of measures being consulted on by the Environment Agency with the aim of increasing salmon stocks, which in many parts of…

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Fishing for Schools founder completes 24hr running and fishing marathon for the charity

| Fishing, Fishing for Schools, Fishing Groups, Foundation, Latest News, Our Blog, Outdoor Education, Press Release

Fishing for Schools founder Charles Jardine completed his marathon Wessex Water Challenge on Sunday 8 April, to raise around £10,000 for Fishing for Schools and its sister charity Casting for Recovery. Charles, 65, of Downton, Wiltshire, ran the equivalent of two marathons between three Wessex Water Reservoirs, catching a trout at each – all within…

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Countryside Alliance Responds to Offensive Weapons Bill Announcement

| Consultation and Lobbying, Latest News, Press Release

The Countryside Alliance has concerns about some of the measures the Home Office intends to bring forward as part of the Offensive Weapons Bill. While we await the detail, the Home Office has announced headline intentions to restrict the purchasing and possession of knives and certain types of firearm which may have unintended consequences for…

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Charles Jardine’s Wessex Water Challenge training blog: Final blog – When it’s all over I intend to drown in Champagne!

| Fishing, Fishing for Schools, Fishing Groups, Foundation, Fundraising, Latest News, Our Blog, Outdoor Education, Press Release

Charles Jardine, the founder and director of the Fishing for Schools initiative, undertakes his greatest challenge yet, on 7th/8th April – the #WessexWaterChallenge. This 24-hour event will see 65-year-old Charles fish at three Wessex Water Reservoirs and run the 60 miles between them, all in the space of a day. You can sponsor him here So here…

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CA welcomes new opportunities for barn conversions

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The Countryside Alliance has welcomed changes to planning law which come into force today (6 April) which will give farmers greater scope for converting agricultural buildings into much needed housing in rural areas. Following a review into rural planning, the Government has made changes to the Class Q permitted development rights which allow for the…

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