CLA East in the news

The summer show season saw the CLA raise a range of landowner topics in the media
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CLA President Mark Tufnell speaking with BBC Look East

It has been a busy period for the CLA team in raising awareness of the key issues facing landowners and rural businesses in the region.

At the Suffolk Show, CLA President Mark Tufnell spoke with BBC Look East about the importance of all political parties understanding where investment is needed to boost rural productivity. His thoughts were echoed by CLA East Director Cath Crowther in a conversation with BBC Radio Suffolk.

In Lincolnshire, BBC Radio Lincolnshire presenter Sean Dunderdale was in conversation with CLA Vice President Gavin Lane and Cath Crowther. They discussed a range of matters including the need to ensure there is support for profitable and sustainable farming and the importance of recognising the role of food producers.

In Norfolk, CLA East Communications Manager Lee Murphy hosted a panel discussion in the CLA marquee that considered the challenges of rural crime in the county. The panel included the Police and Crime Commissioner Giles Orpen-Smellie and Norfolk Constabulary Chief Constable Paul Sanford, as well as Andrew Marriott, CLA East Rural Adviser. GPS thefts, fly-tipping, livestock worrying and wildlife crimes were among the topics covered.

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CLA Vice President Gavin Lane and CLA Regional Director Cath Crowther meet with Sean Dunderdale of BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The CLA East team has also featured widely across the media in recent weeks discussing the potential risk of wildfires. Broadcast media interviews have also taken place following positive announcements on tackling fly-tipping, which aim to reduce the number of incidents.

During the summer show season the CLA met with a wide range of MPs and ministers to discuss topical landownership issues. If there are topics you would like us to raise with politicians please contact the regional CLA office.