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Home Office firearms proposal ignores safety concerns

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

In an announcement this week, the Home Office has informed the Countryside Alliance, and other shooting organisations, that the Government has reneged on the agreement that was agreed in 2016 to deliver improved ongoing scrutiny of the health, including mental health, of gun owners. The Home Office has given in to a campaign of non-compliance…

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Meet the 2017 Rural Oscars regional winners

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

The regional winners in the 2017 Countryside Alliance Awards (aka the Rural Oscars) have been announced, with businesses from across the country going head to head for 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. They are now…

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Government must listen to shooters before acting on firearm licensing

| Latest News, Our Blog, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: I wrote last year about our concerns over the implementation of new medical checks and markers for those of us who own guns. In the intervening period the situation has only got worse. We have reported on cases where GPs attempted to blackmail firearms licence applicants by threatening…

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Countryside Alliance Insurance: A quick guide

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As a supporter of the Countryside Alliance, you get a number of benefits with your membership, not least of which is our Country Pursuits Insurance Package. This gives you the confidence to participate in a whole host of recognised activities, safe in the knowledge that you have cover for Public/Products liability, Personal accident (including permanent…

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Countryside Alliance calls for clarity on Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying

The Countryside Alliance has called for more information on the proposals contained in the Government 25 Year Environment Plan as part of a parliamentary inquiry into the overall ambition and approach of the Plan. In written evidence to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee, the Countryside Alliance has stressed the need for clarity on…

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Trapping Consultation

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

The Countryside Alliance is asking all members and supporters involved in trapping to respond to a Defra consultation. The consultation is looking for views on the implementation of the Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards (AIHTS), which governs a wide range of trapping activities around the world but is particularly relevant to stoat trapping in…

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Countryside Alliance calls for sea change in government to ensure rural communities receive the political support and action they need and deserve

| Campaigns, Communities and Business, Mobile and Broadband

Today (22 March 2018) the House of Lords Select Committee on the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act reports that the Government is failing rural communities and the responsibility for rural policy should be transferred from Defra. Giving evidence to the House of Lords Committee the Countryside Alliance highlighted a number of issues the report…

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Wessex Water Challenge: Charles Jardine’s training blog – Week five – I’m nervous yet excited at the same time!

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

Charles Jardine, the founder and director of the Fishing for Schools initiative, undertakes his greatest challenge yet, on 7th/8th April – the #WessexWaterChallenge. This 24-hour event will see 65-year-old Charles fish at three Wessex Water Reservoirs and run the 60 miles between them, all in the space of a day. You can sponsor him here There are…

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