Countryside Group Misses Deadline to Form Rural Council
Peachey, Paul, The Independent (London, England)
THE COUNTRYSIDE Alliance has failed to meet its deadline to set up a "broad-based" rural council within 40 days of the 40,000- strong protest in London in September.
Organisers said at the time that swift moves to form a pressure group were necessary to retain the confidence of members. They announced a deadline of 1 November.
Despite the Alliance's claims that it wanted to include the main countryside players, organisers have ignored key rural groups who shunned the predominantly pro-hunting Liberty and Livelihood March on 22 September.
The Council for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE), the National Trust and Friends of the Earth have not been …
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