Dog Walkers Warned

BY NICK PEARCE Police have issued a stark warning to those who choose to walk their dogs in the countryside as lambing season begins on farms across Wiltshire. Dog owners with the countryside on their doorsteps are able to enjoy it despite the coronavirus lockdown laws, meaning the risk of livestock being attacked by dogs is less likely, but still possible. Police in Cirencester, just … Continue reading Dog Walkers Warned

Countryside Helps Mental Health

BY NICK PEARCE One interesting development yesterday on Mental Health Day was how the countryside was being touted as the route out of depression and back to good health. Nature “prescriptions” by GPs could be a cheaper way to improve the UK’s mental health, a pioneering new study found – research conducted by Leeds Beckett University found that swapping regular prescriptions for nature activities could … Continue reading Countryside Helps Mental Health

L&G Denials Exposed

On January 10th this year Country Squire Magazine published an Open Letter to Legal & General asking them why they were risking the L&G brand in a proposed care village development in the Devon countryside at Sladnor Park, which will destroy the environment there and put unnecessary pressure on the local community’s services and infrastructure. The area in Torbay affected is full of L&G customers … Continue reading L&G Denials Exposed

Rewilding – The Question People Are Not Asking

BY LINUS WOODS There are those days that life deals you a curve ball and you just do not know how to respond. You are simply struck square between the eyes and remain there, frozen in disbelief as to what has just happened. Thanks to social media, this is a pretty common occurrence for many of us. Apparently, conservation (the conservation that has kept the … Continue reading Rewilding – The Question People Are Not Asking

The Tory Manifesto: What’s in it for the Countryside?

BY BEN EAGLE They say that politics today is utterly unpredictable. However, unless I am very much mistaken, it’s looking increasingly likely that President May with her ‘hard’ Brexit Tory henchmen will be returned to Downing Street next month with quite a hefty majority of yes men and women on the green benches in the Commons, willing to pass Mrs May’s every wish. There will … Continue reading The Tory Manifesto: What’s in it for the Countryside?