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Anti-terrorism security advice for Event Organisers

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Event Security As an event organiser you are responsible for the safety and security of everyone involved prior to, during, and after the event. The police can offer advice on these matters and will advise on the current security threat level for international terrorism. Clearly, if needed the police will attend and carry out theirRead More >

UK THREAT LEVEL set at HIGHEST LEVEL of CRITICAL

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Please take note of this important message from Paul Crumpton (Rural, Business & Cyber Crime Reduction Coordinator, Herefordshire, West Mercia Police) ….   The threat level to the UK from international terrorism as a whole has been raised to its highest level which is CRITICAL (an attack is expected imminently) this should result in you consideringRead More >

Beware of Internet Fraudsters

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Fraudsters are using the global WannaCry ransomware attack as a hook to try and get people to click on the links within this clever BT branded phishing email.    Action Fraud have received several reports of this very convincing email that claims BT have launched preventative measures to protect your data on an international scale. AfterRead More >

Teaching Trees for Herefordshire

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Primary schools are being invited to take part in free Teaching Trees sessions at Aconbury in Herefordshire as the Royal Forestry Society’s (RFS) new Education Officer Tim Kaye takes up his role. Tim, who takes over from Faye Esrich, has worked in outdoor education for over 20 years and will be basing Teaching Trees sessionsRead More >

Tax-Free Childcare Scheme: what parents and employers should know

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Budget 2013 announced the introduction of a new childcare scheme to support working families.   This was to be the new Tax-Free Childcare Scheme and it would be delivered by HMRC in conjunction with National Savings and Investments (NS&I). The introduction was delayed due to legal challenges. However, these were not successful and the phased introductionRead More >

Good Finance website for social enterprises

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A new website to help charity trustees and social enterprise operators understand and access social investment has been launched by Big Society Capital, Access and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The Good Finance website provides a range of online resources, guidance and case studies. The website also provides an online directory of socialRead More >

Welsh Water/Dwr Cymru PestSmart – FREE Pesticide & Herbicide Disposal Scheme — Registration window extended until 31st May 2017

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In April we launched our FREE & CONFIDENTIAL Pesticide and Herbicide Disposal Scheme. This is a free and confidential disposal scheme for farmers, growers, foresters and land managers to safely dispose of any unwanted, out of date or now unlicensed pesticides and herbicides which are difficult or expensive to dispose of. By request of theRead More >

Achieving the 2020 Vision for Herefordshire’s Family Farms

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The Herefordshire Rural Hub is excited to launch a new project, with support from The Prince’s Countryside Fund. It will provide a unique package of business support for farming families in Herefordshire. We are actively seeking farm businesses to take part in this 3-year project with the aim of helping 12 farming families achieve longRead More >

Open Farm Sunday 2017

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 LEAF Open Farm Sunday – 11th June 2017 Open Farm Sunday is the farming industry’s national open day. Farmers across Britain are invited to take part and host an event.  Registering your event on the website is free of  charge, and will provide you with access to top tips and free resources ahead of your event. For moreRead More >