The registration hotline for the 2002 Liberty and Livelihood March in the capital is now open

Supporters of rural political issues can confirm their intention to take part in the LondonLiberty and Livelihood March on 22 September by calling the Countryside Alliance’s registration hotline.

The telephone hotline (tel: 0900 1020900) will be open seven days a week from 8am-8pm with calls costing 60p/minute to a maximum of £1.80. The average call is anticipated to last 2min.

Everyone who registers will receive a badge, a march information pack and a car sticker.

James Stanford, director of the march, said: “In 1998, 280,000 people took part in the Countryside March. We were confident of exceeding that number on the 2001 postponed March and we believe we will do so on 22 September.

Registration is key for the organisation of the march. It enables us to cater for an anticipated number on the day in terms of route planning, transport and stewarding.”

Registration for the Liberty and Livelihood March is also taking place at Countryside Alliance stands at shows and race meetings up and down the country. You can also register online at www.march-info.org

Alliance chief executive Richard Burge said: “The aim of the March is to give dramatic voice to the solidarity of rural people against irresponsible political interference in their way of life.

“The March will be an orderly and peaceful demonstration to which participants are encouraged to bring their children, as the issues being fought for are to protect future generations of rural people.”

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