The Calder Valley is the first English constituency to reach 100 signatures on our e-petition to ban driven grouse shooting (highlighted in blue above).
It joins Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey (113 signatures) and Ross, Skye and Lochaber (110 signatures) in the ‘100 club’.
Yesterday the total number of signatures passed 18,000 signatures and we are still only in week 4 of this e-petition. We are really motoring.
One of the reasons that the folk of Calder Valley are signing our e-petition is that they have been flooded several times in recent years and believe that this is partly because of the intense management of the grouse moors such as Walshaw Moor that sit above towns such as Hebden Bridge.
On Tuesday evening I spoke to the Exeter RSPB group and yesterday the East Surrey RSPB group: this evening it is the RSPB Central London group (St Columba’s Church Hall, Pont Street, SW1X 0BD, nearest tube stations: Knightsbridge, Sloane Square or South Kensington)! Everywhere I go, I find people amazed and angered at what is happening to our Hen Harriers and to our uplands.
Thank you to everyone who has signed so far and to all those who are supporting this e-petition on social media.