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Governments new seasonal agricultural workers scheme doesn’t go far enough

| Campaigns, Food and Farming, Latest News, Press Release

Today (Thursday 6th September), the Home Secretary along with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs announced that their departments were planning to implement a nationwide pilot to bring non-EU migrant workers to UK farms. Commencing in early 2019, the pilot will mean that fruit and vegetable farmers are able to employ…

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Mental health groups enjoy Fishing for Schools tuition over the summer months

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

It’s easy to think that once the summer holidays roll around it’s “feet-up” time for the Fishing for Schools teams, but that’s certainly not the case for the F4S Kent group. For the past two summers this F4S team has shared its passion for and knowledge of fishing with groups of older but equally receptive…

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Countryside Alliance sets out 5 principles for new agricultural policy

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

The Countryside Alliance has set out five principles that should be at the heart of a new British agricultural policy to replace the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy. The Government has been consulting on plans to introduce a UK policy framework for agriculture with specific policies for a new system of support in England post Brexit….

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Fishing for Schools casts its net widely at Chatsworth Country Fair

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

The Fishing for Schools Yorkshire and Derbyshire team had a great weekend at Chatsworth Country Fair (31 August – 2 September) drumming up lots of interest in the group and angling in general. For the past two years the team has been responsible for the fishing village at the event and this year the new…

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Fishing for Schools tip of the month for young anglers – September – it’s time for the daddy-long-legs!

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

Fishing for Schools fly fishing expert Bob Goble lets us into the secrets of good fishing for the month ahead. September already! This year seems to be going so quickly. Trout fishing has been up and down as regards catching for me, especially here in the south east of England. This has been due to…

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Top fishing talents Marina Gibson and James Stokoe become Fishing for Schools Ambassadors

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

We are delighted to welcome two of the UK’s top fishing talents to the Fishing for Schools fold – James Stokoe and Marina Gibson have agreed to be Fishing for Schools Ambassadors. James is a professional salmon fishing guide on the River Tyne and winner of the 2015 BBC 2 fishing competition Earth’s Wildest Waters…

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Countryside Alliance offers solutions to the absence of independent oversight at the BBC

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

The Countryside Alliance has consistently campaigned for a BBC that is genuinely neutral on rural issues, and we believe at the heart of this concern is the lack of independent oversight of the BBC’s Editorial Guidelines. Having seen many complaints poorly handled and having met with Ofcom to discuss the current situation, the Alliance has…

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