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The government published the Countryside Stewardship (England) Regulations (SI 2020/41) on 22 January 2020. The Regulations allow the Countryside Stewardship grant scheme to open for applications in February 2020.
The scheme will provide funding for farmers, woodland owners, foresters and land managers to make environmental improvements through activities such as:
On 17 January 2020, the government provided an update on its Ash Archive initiative. The initiative, which was aimed at maintaining and restoring ash in the British landscape following the Ash dieback disease outbreak, has successfully planted 3,000 trees in Hampshire. The initiative will continue to monitor the tolerance to...
On 20 January 2020, the government has funded £1.2 million to village halls in England for these communities to make refurbishments. The fund recognises the importance of village halls and the scheme will allow village halls to continue to effectively play a role in rural communities.
Village hall committees can apply...
Septic tanks that discharge to surface waters in England should be upgraded or replaced by 1 January 2020.
The Environment Agency (EA) state that options for upgrading or replacing include:
Natural England has licensed and authorised 11 new badger control areas to begin operations within High Risk and Edge areas of England from autumn 2019. It has also authorised the licence holders to resume operations in 29 existing badger control areas in 2019.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs...
Beviss & Beckingsale are delighted to support the Shute Festival which was established in 2016 to bring inspirational speakers to this beautiful part of East Devon. In addition to talks, visitors have also enjoyed film showings and music events, as well as food cooked by local chefs served in the village school.