General News

General News

NFU Flooding update

Flooded? Here's what you need to know.

The NFU has produced a newsletter for members affected by the flooding in the North East and North West.

It contains information on where advice and funding is available to help with the recovery operation. The newsletter also contains key contact details for assistance over the weekend and into next week.

Cumbria Farmer Network Flood Recovery Directory

Have you suffered from the floods or can help farmers recover from the floods?

Summer 2015 newsletter now out

The summer edition of our newsletter is now out.

Contents include:

CAP Reform and common land

Courts say righst cannot be created by prescription

How HLS agreements will be monitored

A portrait of Langstrath and Coombe common

and more ........

You can download it here

Find out about grazing cattle in the uplands

Grazing Cattle on Rough Ground in the Uplands: Thursday 6th August at 4pm

Crosbythwaite Farm, on Ulpha Common,near Broughton-in Furness, LA20 6DY.
Courtesy of Mark and Gillian Fox

Addicted to sheep

Your administrator, Viv, won two free tickets to the World Premier of the documentary film "Addicted to Sheep" at Sheffield last Saturday. The film is subtitled "one family's quest to breed the perfect sheep".

RSBP looking for a farm contractor for Naddle and Swindale farms

We have been asked by RSPB to publicise this opportunity.

Contract Farming Opportunity

Extensive Sheep farm - Cumbria

Fees for or certain applications made under Part 1 of CA2006 have been announced

The fees have been published on Cumbria Comunty Council's website for certain applications made under Part 1 of Commons Act 2006 – these fees will apply from 1st April 2015. See

http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/planning-environment/conservation/commons-registration-service/formsandfees/fees.asp

Defra U-turn on how BPS will be calculated on commons

This is brilliant news for all commoners and something we have been lobbying for along with a number of other organisations.

Should English hill farmers follow the Welsh hill farmers lead?

Stepehen Carr's Opinion piece in Farmers Weekly is well worth a read.

He is thrilled that, last December, Welsh hill farmers succeeded with their legal action and scuppered the Welsh government’s proposal to pay anyone farming land above a “400m moorline” a small fraction of the new BPS area payment of anyone farming below it.

MOD withdraws application to de-register common land at Warcop, Hilton and Murton

This  is complicated stuff. According to Pannage Man's Blog aka Hugh Craddock  who had policy responsibility for drafting the Commons Bill and then implementing the Commons Act 2006, "the repeal in Cumbria of the Commons Registration Act 1965 means that the Ministry of Defence cannot at any time renew its application for deregistration under that Act: the opportunity has passed for good.

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