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

Cumbria Farm Watch: Summer Safety

A message from Cumbria Farm Watch Information sent on behalf of Fire & Rescue Service

As summer approaches, Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service would like to make sure that residents and visitors have a safe and enjoyable time when taking advantage of our beautiful county.  

Did you know?:

Defra to meet the cost of removing sheep killed in snow

Update from National Sheep Association (NSA).

Donated animal feed arrives in West Cumbria

Fifty-five bales of donated fodder were delivered on Tuesday 23 April to the hill farmers of south Cumbria who lost thousands of sheep in snow blizzards and are seriously running low on food to give to their stock.

A Househam Sprayer Ltd lorry, which set off at 4am from the town of Leadenham in Lincolnshire, arrived in a lay-by just north of Bootle in Cumbria at 8.30am with the load of haylage and silage which would have been sold into the equestrian market but was held back by a Lincolnshire farmer called Andrew Ward.

EU Budget 2014 - 2020 latest developments

The following is taken from Natural England’s Scheme Development Bulletin.

Final Application dates for HLS and UELS/ELS and news scheme development

Curent schemes

The current agri-environment scheme ends on 31st December 2013. The final application date for ELS is 1st September 2013. HLS applications should already be in train.

Syndicate content