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Labour Minister’s pressure sees £40,000 review ignored in Wales

| Campaigns, Countryside Alliance Wales, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting

Today (Thursday 20 September) the board of Natural Resources Wales (NRW) voted to end the leasing of pheasant shooting on the Welsh Government estate, following pressure from the Labour Government. The decision was taken despite NRW having spent over £40,000 on a review into the issue that recommended that pheasant shooting be allowed to continue,…

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Countryside Alliance raises rural issues with Lib Dem spokespeople

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying, Latest News

The Countryside Alliance held meetings with the Liberal Democrat spokespeople for the environment, food and rural affairs, Tim Farron MP and Baroness Bakewell, at the party’s annual conference in Brighton on 17 September. The Alliance’s policy and political team discussed a range of rural issues with the Lib Dem politicians, including rural broadband, moorland management,…

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National Trust Council election candidates 2018

| Campaigns, Hunting

We have had a significant number of enquiries from Countryside Alliance members who are also members of the National Trust, about the forthcoming Council Elections. National Trust Members are currently being sent their voting papers prior to the AGM at 10.30am on Saturday 20th October 2018 at STEAM, the Museum of the Great Western Railway,…

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The future of farming and the countryside

| Food and Farming, Latest News

Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: Farming is both the single most important influence on the communities, economy and landscape of rural Britain, and the industry which faces the most uncertainty in the Brexit process. That is why the Agriculture Bill, published on Wednesday, is not just another piece of legislation. Since 1973, when…

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Countryside Alliance statement on the Agricultural Bill

| Latest News, Press Release

Following the publication of the Agriculture Bill today, the Countryside Alliance has issued the following statement: “The publication of this Bill is an historic moment for British agriculture and the countryside in general. The Government has promised the rural community that leaving the EU will be an opportunity to develop a better agricultural policy and…

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Countryside Alliance tells House of Lords Rural Economy Committee to focus on digital connectivity

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

Research shows 70% of Countryside Alliance members and supporters state that digital infrastructure/connectivity is the key to unlocking the potential of the rural economy. The research comes as part of the Countryside Alliances submission of evidence to the House of Lords inquiry into the rural economy. The special House of Lords Select Committee is examining…

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My Fishing for Schools – the instructor’s eye view

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

West Country Fishing for Schools instructor Charlie Halliday takes us through a session – and breakthrough – with a young angler which demonstrates the value of Fishing for Schools. Behind all the brilliant photos of grinning pupils, fish and banners, some tremendously valuable work is carried out by Fishing for Schools. Children like Alex (name…

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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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