Stewardship Updates

Stewardship Payments The Rural Payments Agency announced this week that outstanding payments will be made by the end of July and it will be contacting all unpaid farmers this week to provide an update.   Environmental Stewardship Contact details From 1 July, enquiries about Environmental Stewardship will no longer be dealt with by Natural England […]

The Plight of the Red Squirrel

Please read below and click the link to find out more about The plight of the red squirrel – Penrith & District Red Squirrel Group The Plight of the Red Squirrel Nearly 40 years ago, I arranged a meeting of a few landowners and land managers to discuss the impending and inevitable arrival of grey […]

FREE STEWARDSHIP CLINICS

ADAS have been offering free one to one clinics across the North of England over the past few weeks which are a valuable opportunity for an adviser to talk through the Stewardship options specific to your farm.  Two clinics are taking place next week on: 11/06/19               The Teesdale Hotel, Market Place, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0QG 13/06/19               Green […]

NEW FARMING OFFICER APPOINTED FOR THE LAKE DISTRICT

The Lake District National Park has appointed Andrea Meanwell as their new dedicated farming officer.  Andrea Meanwell has been farming in Cumbria for the past 10 years originally in the Rusland Valley moving to Low Borrowbridge, near Tebay in 2018.  We look forward to working with Andrea in the future and she can be be […]

YORKSHIRE DALES RIVERS TRUST

The Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust are advertising for an Assistant Project Officer to be based at Pateley Bridge.  The deadline is 9th June and for more information contact Charles Forman: email: charles.forman@ydrt.co.uk or telephone 07767346571.

STEWARDSHIP SCHEMES UPDATE

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) says it is on target to pay 95% of 2017 Environmental Stewardship payments and 95% of 2018 Countryside Stewardship payments by the end of July 2019.  On Environmental Stewardship, the RPA is prioritising paying payments for previous scheme years.  They recently started processing 2018 Environmental Stewardship advance claims, however, these cannot […]

MID-TIER COUNTRYSIDE STEWARDSHIP UPDATE

Deadline Reminder DATE WHAT YOU NEED TO DO By 31st May ·         Request a Mid-Tier application pack see: How to request an application pack   ·         Contact your local Catchment Sensitive Farming Officer for water quality items that need approval.  A full list of these items can be provided on request from the office.   […]