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Adults from mental health groups get a taste of angling from the Fishing for Schools Kent team

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Fishing 4 Schools Kent welcomed a big group from the Charlton Athletic Disability and Mental Health Trust to Grove Farm, Hadlow, yesterday (24 July) for their annual fishing taster day. This was part of many courses the group delivers to adults from local mental health and disability organisations once the schools have broken up each…

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National Rural Crime Survey 2018 Results

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If you completed 2018 National Rural Crime Survey over the past eight weeks, thank you for making your voice heard. The National Rural Crime Survey’s independent research team have been analysing the thousands of responses and the results can be found here. To learn more about the results please visit the National Rural Crime Network’s…

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Letter Opposing Game Shooting Leaves Welsh Government with Serious Questions to Answer

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In a dramatic conclusion to the widely publicised Natural Resource Wales (NRW) review of the use of firearms on land it manages, Minister for Environment Hannah Blythyn has written a letter to NRW asking that they ignore the conclusions of the review because “the Welsh Government does not support commercial pheasant shooting”. Following a tense…

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Government recognises controlled heather burning

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COUNTRYSIDE ORGANISATIONS WELCOME MINISTERIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF MOORLAND MANAGEMENT’S ROLE IN HELPING PREVENT WILDFIRES    The Countryside Alliance, Moorland Association, BASC and National Gamekeepers’ Organisation today (Thursday 12th July) welcomed the Government’s recognition of the role of controlled heather burning in responsible moorland management to minimise the risk of uncontrollable wildfires. In response to a written…

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Actor Julian Lewis Jones joins Fishing for Schools and Welsh schools for sea fishing expedition

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Welsh actor Julian Lewis Jones joined youngsters from Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen in Caernarfon and Holyhead High School for a day’s sea fishing last Monday (2 July) as part of a three-day fishing adventure, organised by the schools and Fishing for Schools (F4S). Gareth Edwards, assistant headteacher of Syr Hugh Owen said it all started…

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“Scale” drawings invited! Fishing for Schools Kent launches fishing art competition

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The Fishing for Schools regions are always looking for ways to make fishing fun for their pupils – this can include bait challenges (identifying baits by taste and feel whilst blindfolded!) and fishing competitions, but next school year the  Kent Fishing for Schools team is running a fun art competition between its schools, and the…

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Countryside Alliance Supports Agriculture GCSE at Education Conference

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On the 2nd July the Royal Agricultural University hosted its second annual Teacher and Adviser Conference, with the Countryside Alliance providing the keynote speaker. The event was supported by a partnership between the Royal Agricultural University (RAU), Applied Inspiration and the School Farms Network (SFN), and brought together teachers and advisers from across the country…

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Countryside Alliance show how rural activities can lead to health benefits

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The Countryside Alliance has told a Government inquiry how taking part in rural activities such as fishing, hunting or shooting sports has shown to provide a positive impact on social mobility, education, health, and community engagement. The Countryside Alliance submitted written evidence on the positive role rural sports can have as part of an inquiry…

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Government exploring options for including shooting in 2022 Games

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Sports Minister, Tracey Crouch MP, has confirmed that the Government is “exploring the potential” of including shooting in the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Ms Crouch made her comments during a debate in Westminster on 27 June which was secured by Alister Jack MP from Dumfries and Galloway. Mr Jack noted the “phenomenal” performance of…

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Veterinary symposium promotes improvement in hound health

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Over 60 representatives from veterinary practices and hunts throughout England and Wales congregated at The Old Hall, Badminton on Tuesday 26th June to share information regarding improvements in the veterinary and kennel management of hounds. Organised by the Hunting Office, the meeting was opened by Benjamin Mancroft, chairman of the Masters of Foxhounds Association (MFHA)….

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