Countryside Alliance

Welsh petition to stop purchase of farmland for tree planting

Welsh petition to stop purchase of farmland for tree planting

The Countryside Alliance has today (Wednesday, May 25) launched a petition calling on the Welsh Government and Natural Resources Wales...

May 25, 2022

Farmers urged to share views on new Online Safety Bill

Farmers urged to share views on new Online Safety Bill

Farmers are being urged to share their views on a new Online Safety Bill which is currently passing through parliament....

April 21, 2022

Alliance hit back as local authority plans to ban meat ahead of Christmas 2020

Alliance hit back as local authority plans to ban meat ahead of Christmas 2020

The Countryside Alliance has branded an English council’s decision to wipe meat from the menu of its catering services, in time...

August 3, 2020

Chancellor’s ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme offers hope of red meat sales boost

Chancellor’s ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme offers hope of red meat sales boost

Farming and rural bodies say they are hopeful unprecedented measures announced this week by Chancellor Rishi Sunak to kickstart the...

July 9, 2020

Rural organisations call for lockdown travel guidelines to be reviewed

Rural organisations call for lockdown travel guidelines to be reviewed

Rural bodies are asking the Justice Secretary to urgently review the police’s interpretation of the coronavirus lockdown enforcement measures. It...

April 21, 2020

‘Make your voice heard’: National survey launched on rural policing and crime

‘Make your voice heard’: National survey launched on rural policing and crime

Rural campaigning organisation – the Countryside Alliance – has launched a national survey ahead of the Police and Crime Commissioner...

March 1, 2020

Rustling advice issued after 200 sheep stolen in Wiltshire over just 3 months

Rustling advice issued after 200 sheep stolen in Wiltshire over just 3 months

Farmers in the south-west have been advised to protect their flocks after almost 200 sheep were reported stolen in Wiltshire...

January 13, 2020

Calls for Government to enforce ‘proper’ British labelling

Calls for Government to enforce ‘proper’ British labelling

Calls have been made for changes to British labelling in light of a BBC documentary highlighting the lower environmental and...

November 26, 2019

Countryside Alliance reveals new chairman

Countryside Alliance reveals new chairman

The Rt. Hon. Nick Herbert MP has joined the Countryside Alliance as its new chairman. Herbert, who has a CBE...

October 12, 2019

Countryside Alliance chairman stands down amid Cabinet Office appointment

Countryside Alliance chairman stands down amid Cabinet Office appointment

Simon Hart has announced he will step down as chairman of the Countryside Alliance having been appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to...

August 1, 2019

New bill to deliver tougher stance on animal welfare offences

New bill to deliver tougher stance on animal welfare offences

A new bill introduced to Parliament this week could mean that animal abusers in England and Wales could face up...

June 28, 2019

Wild bird general shooting licences to be revoked in England

Wild bird general shooting licences to be revoked in England

Natural England has come under fire after giving just 36 hours notice of its decision to revoke three general licences...

April 24, 2019

Facebook removes ‘online harassment’ of game farmers

Facebook removes ‘online harassment’ of game farmers

Facebook has decided to remove a post on its website that revealed personal information, including locations, about game farmers and...

April 2, 2019

Countryside Alliance joins up with the Great British Spring Clean

Countryside Alliance joins up with the Great British Spring Clean

Following the success of last year’s Big Rural Spring Clean, the Countryside Alliance has been named a community partner of...

March 4, 2019

Meet the regional finalists in the 2019 Countryside Alliance Awards

Meet the regional finalists in the 2019 Countryside Alliance Awards

The finalists in the 2019 Countryside Alliance Awards have been announced, with businesses from across the country going head-to-head for...

January 15, 2019

Countryside Alliance urges people to support Boxing Day meets

Countryside Alliance urges people to support Boxing Day meets

The Countryside Alliance is urging people to send letters to their local council leaders to express their support for Boxing...

December 24, 2018

MPs unite to support upland farming with Agriculture Bill ammendment

MPs unite to support upland farming with Agriculture Bill ammendment

The Countryside Alliance has worked with a cross-party group of MPs to help table an amendment to the Agriculture Bill...

December 9, 2018

Countryside Alliance aims to tackle hare poaching

Countryside Alliance aims to tackle hare poaching

More needs to be done to tackle the growing issue of hare poaching – or coursing – according to the...

November 11, 2018