countryside alliance

Here are some surprising statistics to start with: Average wages for people working in rural communities are £4,655 lower
To Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, for my first experience of the CLA Game Fair - Europe's largest countryside event. For those who have never been, the Fair is affectionately known as the "Glastonbury" for lovers of all things rural; an epithet that barely does justice to the scale or significance of the event.
One year ago, the Prince of Wales set up the Prince's Countryside Fund with the overall aim of aiding the survival of "the smaller family farmer".
Despite early promise and eye-catching statements like promising to be "the Greenest government ever" the Coalition has so far struggled to turnaround the anti-rural policies of previous administrations.