The Countryside Regeneration Trust categorically condemns any abuse of staff or volunteers, whether online or in-person.

As a charity trying to protect the countryside for the well being of all, it is disappointing that we have recently become a target for orchestrated online trolling, as well as our staff being singled out while going about their normal working day at a public event.

Our Equal Opportunities Policy states that we are “committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, and to ensuring that no individual is discriminated against in the planning and delivery of its activities.”

Anyone who takes part in or encourages activities that abuse individuals working on our behalf, is not welcome at CRT farms or events.

As we have previously stated, we accept change isn’t always liked and opinions can differ. However, we cannot and will not allow honest and hardworking staff to be subjected to abuse of any kind.