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

Federation objects to UU's fencing plan above Thirlmere

United Utilities are applying for a 9.6km fence on the fells to the south west of Thirlmere. We believe this will be very damaging and we have sent a letter of objection to the Planning Inspectorate.  This what we said in the letter.

 

Dear Sir/Madam,

Proposals by United Utilities to fence Whelpside, Steel End, West Head, Armboth, Bleaberry and Wythburn Common

Winter Newsletter is out now

Members will be receiving their copy of the Winter 2014 newsletter in the post any day now. You can also download it here.

United Utilities propose a 9.6km fence on the fells souh west of Thirlmere

United Utilities are applying for a 9.6km fence on the fells to the south west of Thirlmere. We believe this will be very damaging. The Friends of the Lake Distict  are asking  people to take action by objecting or expressing concern about this application.

They raise three key concerns with this proposal:
• Lack of evidence to justify the need for the fence at the current time.
• Detrimental impacts on landscape, access and cultural heritage (including on potential World Heritage Site).

The benefits of a Commons Council - from Dartmoor

John Waldon the Chairman of Dartmoor Commoners' Council recently wrote a short article on the benefits of a Commons Council. Here is it reproduced in full.

Implementation of Part 1 of the Commons Act 2006: Notice of transitional period

We have received the following letter.

CUMBRIA COUNTY COUNCIL

COMMONS ACT 2006 – SCHEDULE 3

NOTICE OF TRANSITIONAL PERIOD FOR THE AMENDMENT OF THE REGISTERS OF COMMON LAND AND VILLAGE GREENS

 

Cumbria  County  Council  is  the  Registration  Authority  responsible  for  maintaining  the  Registers  of  Common Land and Town or Village Greens in the county.

Latest CAP leaflet includes important details on active farmer rule

Key information about active farmer rules and land uses and features included in new CAP Countdown leaflet.

Farmers in England with at least 36 hectares of eligible land will qualify as an active farmer under the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)

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