Rooted in Cumbria

The Federation of Cumbria Commoners is a member-led organisation dedicated to promoting commoning in Cumbria. Our overall aim is to maintain and improve the viability of hill farming on common land.

We want this website to:

  • Inform you about new issues in commoning
  • Let you know what we are doing
  • Make our voice heard all over the world and much more

NFU Flooding update 8th January

This is an update of the information published online on 30th December 2015. Much of the content remains the same from the last edition but the following key changes have been made:

  • Business rates relief
  • Updated information on river channel and bank works

Future Flooding

Updated flood newsletter and flood damage survey

The  NFU’s latest version of their flood newsletter is available to download - see below. It is full of important and useful information.

The NFU is working with the Farmer Network and other organisations (we are involved) to assess the scale of the impact of storm Desmond and subsequent flooding on farms, so we are better placed to help farmers and their businesses recover and get appropriate support from government agencies and other organisations.

Farming Flood Recovery Fund

DEFRA’s Farming Recovery Fund is now open for applications for support payments worth up to £20,000 for people who have been affected by flooding. The Farming Recovery Fund will provide assistance with four key areas, including:

Cumbria Farm Flood Action Group – working together to support the farming community

Cumbria Farm Flood Action Group – working together to support the farming community

Management of Commons in Cumbria following Storm Desmond

We have received the following from Natural England.

Natural England recognises that there will be situations where lower lying ground will not be available for grazing or for holding livestock due to the floods. As such Natural England will waive normal restrictions on winter stock numbers on intake, fell and common land in the following circumstances:
 

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.

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