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Welsh Government announce further consultation on Access and Outdoor Recreation

| Countryside Alliance Wales, Latest News, Uncategorised

Our Director for Wales Rachel Evans writes: Cabinet Secretary Lesley Griffiths AM has announced her intention to go out to yet another consultation on “Improving Opportunities to Access the Outdoors for Recreation”. In a written statement the Minister set out her proposal for consultation on how current laws could be improved stating that there needs…

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‘Post Offices are the life blood of the community’ CA responds to Government consultation

| Communities and Business, Consultation and Lobbying, Latest News, Uncategorised

The Countryside Alliance has welcomed the opportunity to respond to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy consultation on the ‘2016 Post Office Network Consultation’. The Countryside Alliance is a campaigning organisation covering the whole of the United Kingdom and works for everyone who loves the countryside and the rural way of life. As…

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The Northern regional finalists in the 2016 Rural Oscars are announced

| Communities and Business, Countryside Alliance Awards, Food and Farming, Latest News, Uncategorised

The finalists for the North of England in the 2016 Countryside Alliance Awards (aka the Rural Oscars) have been announced, with businesses going head to head for a title and a shot at national glory. The Awards are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of rural produce, skills, enterprise and heritage through our small hard-working businesses….

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Just 13 per cent of people believe that the Government has done enough to get rural areas connected to faster broadband

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Key findings: 62% said slow broadband puts you at a disadvantage in society 79% said slow broadband users should receive a discount to their service Third of rural users say their broadband connection is inadequate 20% are willing to pay more for broadband to subsidise broadband rollout A new survey commissioned by broadband comparison website…

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MPs recommend RSPCA ‘withdraws from acting as a prosecutor’ in animal welfare cases

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MPs recommend RSPCA ‘withdraws from acting as a prosecutor’ in animal welfare cases This morning Countryside Alliance, Chief Executive, Tim Bonner was on BBC Radio 4 Today programme discussing the report (click here and scroll to 2:38-2:46) and Simon Hart MP, Countryside Alliance Chairman was interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast (here between 2:17-2:24)…

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Overwhelming support from MPs for grouse shooting

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A parliamentary debate yesterday (31/10/2016) in Westminster Hall triggered by a petition to ban grouse shooting (as well as an associated petition supporting grouse shooting) saw MPs voice overwhelming support for moorland management for shooting. Although the debate was never going to result in legislation, it represented an important opportunity to get some facts concerning moorland…

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Aintree Countryside Raceday was a great family day out

| Fundraising, Hunting, Press Release, Uncategorised

Families, country sports enthusiasts and racing fans from across the country converged on Aintree racecourse on Sunday (23 October) for the Countryside Alliance Family Raceday. The fun started with a hard-fought charity race in aid of Countryside Alliance Foundation. Nine riders representing hunts raced over a mile and a half of the hallowed Aintree turf on horses loaned from…

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More than £200,000 raised for Countryside Alliance by London Wine Auction Dinner

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The Countryside Alliance held the 21st London Wine Auction Dinner on Tuesday 4 October in The Raphael Gallery at the Victoria and Albert Museum.   Billed as London’s largest dinner party; it did not disappoint. More than £200,000 was raised for the Countryside Alliance through an auction, sponsored by Roxtons Field Sports.    The dinner was chaired by…

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Apply now for Coniston CfR retreat

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Applications are now being accepted for 2017’s Casting for Recovery retreat to be held at the Coniston Hotel Country Estate and Spa nr Skipton in North Yorkshire from 7-9 April 2017 – apply here. The retreat is open to any lady who has, or has had, breast cancer, and will include all medical support, counselling and…

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Working hard to improve firearms legislation

| Consultation and Lobbying, Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation, Uncategorised

Improvements to firearms licensing that the Countryside Alliance called for back in March 2016 have now been tabled as Government amendments to the Policing and Crime Bill. The British Shooting Sports Council has welcomed the proposal to extend to the life of a certificate if a renewal has been submitted in a timely fashion and…

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