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Reporting rural crime

| Campaigns, Communities and Business

If we want to tackle rural crime then we all need to work together by ensuring all incidents are reported which will ensure the Police are able to target their resources efficiently. Reporting rural crime can be done in a number of ways: • Always dial 999 in an emergency • Suspicious incidents can be…

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Mounted Police volunteers sought for rural Suffolk patrol

| Campaigns, Communities and Business

Rural communities in the west of Suffolk will see the first wave of special constables mounted on horseback patrolling the countryside to combat crime, the East Anglian Daily Times reported on 18th August 2014. Suffolk’s police and crime commissioner Tim Passmore, who is spearheading the plan, said the horseback specials will provide reassurances to rural communities,…

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We stand alongside charities calling for change on fly grazing

| Campaigns, Communities and Business

The Countryside Alliance has joined forces with several other major rural and animal welfare charities, including the RSPCA, the NFU and World Horse Welfare, to launch a landmark report into the horrors of fly-grazing ahead of a parliamentary committee discussion on the issue. The six major charities and country’s largest rural organisations have released the report on…

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Chief Constable Simon Prince writes exclusively for our magazine on rural crime

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Chief Constable Simon Prince of Dyfed-Powys police is the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) lead on wildlife and rural crime. He has written exclusively for our Autumn magazine about rural crime and working together to tackle it through initiatives such as Farmwatch and via the National Rural Crime Network, of which the Countryside Alliance…

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Independent Shale Gas Report published

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The Government must protect the countryside and reassure the public over the exploration and development of shale oil and gas. Funding, oversight and research are needed to ensure that shale gas extraction does not cause irrevocable damage to the countryside and rural communities, says the Countryside Alliance. The Alliance has today (25 November) released an…

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The Alliance in the Telegraph: Rural postal service ‘under threat’

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On Monday 1st December, the Daily Telegraph reported” Britain’s postal service is under major threat in rural areas because private postal firms are cherry picking lucrative delivery contracts in towns and cities, campaigners have warned on Monday. They warned that “unfettered competition” was making threatening the universal postal service, which means that a letter or package…

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Welcoming Ofcom’s review of the Universal Service Obligation

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Countryside Alliance welcomes Ofcom’s review of the sustainability of the Universal Service Obligation to ensure it does not become a victim of greater competition in the postal industry. The Countryside Alliance welcomes the review into the sustainability of the Universal Service Obligation, announced by Ofcom today (2 December), which will hopefully safeguard the six-day-a-week postal service…

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