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Brian Maxwell

Defra publishes information about two Countryside Stewardship Grants

Posted by Brian Maxwell on August 9th 2019 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has published information about two Countryside Stewardship grants.

The facilitation fund grant application window opened on 5 August.

The facilitation fund grants money to help a group of farmers or land managers work together to improve the natural environment at a landscape scale...

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Mark Carlisle

Environment Secretary highlights important role of farmers in stewardship of environment

Posted by Mark Carlisle on August 9th 2019 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

Secretary of State at the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), Teresa Villiers, attended Countryfile Live on 1 August and gave her first speech since taking office.

Teresa Villiers noted that the rural economy generates nearly £250 billion a year for the UK's overall GDP and she applauded...

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Benitia Knowles-Wright

Parental Responsibility: What is it, how do I get it and what are my rights?

Posted by Benitia Knowles-Wright on August 9th 2019 in FAMILY .

You may have heard ‘Parental Responsibility’ or ‘Parental Rights’ but often, when a family relationship is functioning, they are not terms that you have needed to give much thought to.  However, on the breakdown of a relationship many parents start to question what their rights are in respect of the...

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Benitia Knowles-Wright

Special Guardianship Orders

Posted by Benitia Knowles-Wright on August 9th 2019 in FAMILY .

A Special Guardianship Order (SGO) is a Court Order appointing someone other than a child's parent to be there "special guardian".  The appointment gives the special guardian parental rights for the child which takes precedence over the rights of the child's parents, effectively placing them in the driving seat for...

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Mark Carlisle

Who is liable to the users of a public right of way?

Posted by Mark Carlisle on August 5th 2019 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

If the right of way in question is adpoted highway, then the highway authority will be responsible for its maintenance and will be liable to its users.  The landowner merely retains his interest in the subsoil from which no liability should arise.

If however the right of way is not adopted, no...

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Mark Carlisle

Luxury Hamper Competition Winner is Tom Palmer

Posted by Mark Carlisle on July 11th 2019 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

A huge well done to Tom Palmer from Colyford who was the winner of our competition at the recent Axe Vale Show. Tom is now the proud owner of a luxury hamper created by Rachael and Geoffrey Tattershall of Colyford Post Office.   I am a staunch supporter of local businesses and am delighted...

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