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Hunting and political mathematics

| Campaigns, Hunting

When Theresa May said after the 2017 election that there would not be a vote on the Hunting Act, she was simply accepting the mathematical reality. Since 2010 there has been a Conservative/ Lib Dem coalition, a Conservative Government with a wafer-thin majority of 12, and now a minority Conservative administration with just a few…

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Our letter to The Times

| Campaigns, Latest News

Following an article in The Times titled ‘RSPB fights officials over hen harriers’ (Friday 7th December 2018) we sent the following letter to the Times: Sir, Your article on the RSPB’s attempt to block brood management for hen harriers (RSPB fights officials over hen harriers) misrepresented the proposals. The brood management scheme is an exciting,…

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Politics, principle and hunting in Scotland

| Hunting, Latest News, Our Blog

Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: Yesterday Tim Allan and Shaun Anderson, huntsman and whipper-in of the Buccleuch Hunt were cleared of charges brought under the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act . The allegations which led to their prosecution were made by paid animal rights activists and have a lot more to do…

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Looking back at six fabulous Casting for Recovery retreats in 2018

| Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Events and Competitions, Fishing Groups, Foundation, Latest News, Our Blog, Press Release

We have had a busy year at Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland (CfR) – holding six retreats, at venues old and new. This brings our total to 48 retreats delivered since we launched. We are extremely grateful to the fly-fishing and medical volunteers who take time to ensure that the ladies enjoy their weekend…

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F4S tips for young anglers December 2018 – get the whole family involved!

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

Fishing for Schools fly-fishing expert Bob Goble finishes 2018 with an aspiration to get more people fishing in the new year – and to catch more trout Our Fishing 4 Schools team has had an amazing year, with young students learning to fish, many for the first time and enjoying every moment. And next year…

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A tribute to Jill Grieve

| Uncategorised

Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: Yesterday Alliance staff from the entire 21 year history of the organisation gathered in Aldershot to remember our dear colleague Jill Grieve who died earlier this month. Jill joined the Alliance in 1999 as a press officer and for nearly everyone who has worked for the organisation she…

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