Category Archives: e-petition to ban driven grouse shooting

Dr Coffey – do the right thing

Dr Therese Coffey is the junior minister in Defra and some time fairly soon will be asked to sign off a government response to Gavin Gamble’s e-petition to ban driven grouse shooting assuming that it passes 10,000 signatures (which it will). Dr Coffey closed the debate on grouse shooting almost a year ago in a […]

How are we doing?

It’s less than two full weeks since Gavin Gamble launched his e-petition to ban driven grouse shooting.  It’s doing pretty well and I’ve slipped back into checking the progress of an e-petition every few hours (or even more frequently!). 123,077 signatures, our last total, seems a very, very long way away – but then it […]

Heather burning

Heather burning in England is legal from 1 October to 15 April (far too late in my view) in upland areas – see rules here. It is the responsibility of local authorities to measure air quality – if I lived in an area where heather burning were common then I would ask the local authority […]

A view from the Peak District

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Good start!

  Gavin Gamble’s e-petition to ban driven grouse shooting has got off to a very good start. It’s already over 6500 signatures and there are only (at the time of writing yesterday) five constituencies (out of c650) which have no signatures;  three in Northern Ireland and two in London – we’ve seen this pattern before. […]