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Cyclists will battle the 2012 Olympic course for Alliance charities

| Events and Competitions, Foundation, Fundraising, Press Release, Uncategorized

Six brave fundraisers will be pulling on the Lycra and taking on the 2012 Olympic road-race course on 31 July in aid of The Countryside Alliance Foundations excellent charities – Fishing 4 Schools, Casting for Recovery and Falconry for Schools. The four adult members of the Alliance team will ride the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100, which…

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Statement on the RSPCA

| Campaigns, Food and Farming, Hunting, Latest News, Shooting and Conservation, Uncategorized

Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner has commented on a u-turn from the RSPCA in which they have distanced themselves from new CEO Jeremy Cooper’s comments from the weekend. Tim said:“After a few moments of sanity, the RSPCA seems to have returned to the usual lies, smears and bigotry. Dysfunctional governance, and especially a radical…

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And the Rural Oscars go to…..

| Campaigns, Countryside Alliance Awards, Latest News, Press Release, Uncategorized

The eleventh annual Countryside Alliance Awards, nicknamed the Rural Oscars, were presented by Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss at the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday 27th April. The Awards are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of rural produce, skills, enterprise and heritage. The Champions’ reception in the Cholmondeley Room at Westminster saw over 40 businesses from across…

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Government must act now to improve Firearms Law

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  The Countryside Alliance has warned the Government not to miss an opportunity to do something positive for the shooting community. Amendments to the Policing and Crime Bill which would make some important technical changes to existing firearms legislation were debated yesterday (Tuesday 26 April) in the House of Commons. The amendments, tabled by Conservative MP…

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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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Register to vote by 18th May!

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Several elections will be taking place on Thursday 5 May 2016: National Assembly for Wales Northern Ireland Assembly Scottish Parliament Police and Crime Commissioners Local government elections in England Mayor of London and London Assembly, Are you registered to vote? You can register to vote here https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote but you must register by 18 April to be…

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Grouse shooting and flooding

| Campaigns, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation, Uncategorized

Following calls for grouse shooting to be banned on the grounds that over-managed grouse moors caused flooding, in particular following the recent devastating floods in parts of the North of England, a comprehensive five page Briefing Note on ‘Grouse Shooting – Heather and Peatland Management’ was produced. Read it here.BACKGROUND NOTE ON GROUSE SHOOTING – HEATHER…

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