Agriculture

Fly tipping: time to crack down

In February this year a football ground in Greenford, owned by the London Playing Fields Foundation, was broken into and tonnes of waste dumped on the pitch over a ten-day period, during which time the intruders claimed squatters’ rights and caused over £100,000 of damage. Although the police were called out a number of times they were unable to take enforcement action and the charity had to pursue court action in order to secure their eviction. They were then faced with the unpleasant and expensive task of legally removing the waste.

Rural funding beyond 2019

Recipients of EU funding agreements should have breathed a sigh of relief when a Treasury statement confirmed that all such agreements would continue to be fulfilled after the UK leaves the EU, having previously said that only those agreements signed before the 2016 Autumn Statement would be honoured.

A profile of Cotswolds Seeds

“The UK is one of best countries in the world for mixed, sustainable farming”, so declared Ian Wilkinson, MD of Cotswold Seeds, who in 2013 had the opportunity to put his money where his mouth is by buying Honeydale Farm at auction.

Agricultural news round up ...

Agricultural news round up covering CAP greening rules, continued use of glyphosate, stewardship grants, Better Broadband Scheme, driving without reasonable consideration and the 'Yellow Wellies’ campaign.

If only Ronseal produced licence agreements

“It does what it says on the tin”, was, when first unveiled, a welcome departure from the usual overblown product claims. What made the campaign successful was the unambiguous labelling which conveyed a succinct message. If only agreements regulating the occupation of land were equally clear; unfortunately just because an agreement is labelled a licence, does not mean it is.
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