The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has been made aware that several firearms licensing departments that had previously stopped grant applications have revised their policy after criticism from BASC, press coverage and intervention by MPs. Licensing departments in North Yorkshire, Thames Valley, Kent and Northamptonshire had all previously announced that grant applications for… Read more »
Tony Juniper, chair of Natural England, had the opportunity to see first-hand the conservation efforts of wildfowling clubs when he visited the Lytham & District Wildfowling Association (LDWA). Accompanied by staff from the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), Tony took part in a conservation walk around the club’s land at the mouth of… Read more »
Recent byelections offer a glimpse into Britain’s complex post-covid political future.
Last month, I reflected on the May local elections, analysing what the notional results at the constituency level from those elections told us about the state of the Conservative Blue Wall in the south of England. I had intended to write this follow up article on what events in Chesham and Amersham told us about… Read more »