NO HOSEPIPE BAN FROM 5TH AUGUST

United Utilities announced yesterday that the hosepipe ban due to start on 5th August has been called off.  Although reservoir levels are still low, the recent wetter weather has reduced demand from customers.  However, UU says that the long-range forecast is for relatively dry weather into the Autumn so future restrictions are still a possibility […]

Grant update August 2018

COUNTRYSIDE PRODUCTIVITY SMALL GRANT SCHEME REOPENING THIS AUTUMN We are getting a lot of interest in this scheme from members and the latest news from Defra is that it will re-open in the autumn but no dates yet.  We are also getting queries from members submitting claims and the following information may be helpful from […]

90 YOUNG PEOPLE SUPPORTED TO TRY AND REACH A DREAM

The Farmer Network is urging young people who are passionate about starting or developing their own farming-related business, within Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales, to get in touch. The Farmer Network operating in Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales has always recognised the importance of supporting young people to enter the farming industry. One of the […]

EXTENSION TO THE MID-TIER STEWARDSHIP DEADLINE ALTERED

Applicants for the Mid-Tier Countryside Stewardship (CS) scheme have one extra month to complete their application. The deadline for applications to be with Natural England has been extended from 31st July to 31st August – please see the following link with details: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/application-return-deadline-for-countryside-stewardship-extended