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Village of the Year competition

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This summer, Penelope Keith and her team of judges will be visiting villages across the UK to determine a winner, with a £10,000 prize up for grabs.     Please apply if you think your village should be considered for the programme. In order to apply you just need to send  an email with some basic information about yourRead More >

Transfer of Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements

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England  –  Entitlements can be transferred online or using an RLE1 form. This means all entitlement transfers for the BPS 2017 scheme year also need to be made by midnight on 15th May 2017.  Farmers using an RLE1 form to transfer entitlements must make sure RPA receive the form by midnight on 15th May 2017Read More >

Royal Three Counties Show launches National Junior Dairy Show

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The Royal Three Counties Show, Malvern (16th – 18th June) will this year launch a major new national show for junior dairy cattle to allow breeders to showcase the potential of their herds to fellow breeders and dairy enthusiasts. The new National Junior Dairy Show will feature classes for all the major dairy breeds, withRead More >

FREE Waste Plastic and Card Disposal for Farmers and Businesses in Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Surrounding Areas.

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Rural Waste Recycling  Don’t pay to dispose of your farm plastic and card – bring it to us at Rural Waste Recycling for free – we will take as little or as much as you have, we will issue you a waste transfer note and it won’t cost you a penny.  – In fact leaveRead More >

Countryside Stewardship 2018 Open for Applications

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Countryside Stewardship is now open for applications for multi annual agreements to start on 1st January 2018. Click here for details of the schemes. If you are considering making an application then you must ask for an application pack as soon as possible.      Higher Tier applications have a deadline of 5th May when initial applicationsRead More >

How a Herefordshire hectare could save a Rainforest hectare…

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The Size of Herefordshire is a radical new scheme set up by a local group, that aims to protect an area of rainforest in the Amazon that is the same size as the county – 218,000 hectares in total. Tropical rainforests play a crucial role in helping counteract climate change – they currently absorb nearlyRead More >

Don’t forget the National Minimum wage goes up on 1st April

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On the 1 April 2017, the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates for all age bands and for apprentices will increase. Mistakes can be costly, avoid this one and don’t fall foul of underpaying minimum wage.    –   Find out the new rates of pay at  https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates    –   Remember to take appropriate payroll actionRead More >

Channel 4’s “FIND IT FIX IT FLOG IT”

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Have you got a barn or shed stuffed with unwanted clutter? Then Channel 4’s Find It, Fix It, Flog It is looking for you! Our presenters will restore and upcycle your old items  – Making you big money in the process. To take part, contact the production team: Email:  takepart@yetitelevision.com Tel:  02920 223456 Address:  Find ItRead More >

New RDPE Growth Programme – capital grants for tourism projects and food & drink processing activities

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The RDPE Growth Programme administered by DEFRA has launched calls for applications for:-  Capital Grants to support tourism projects and food & drink processing activities in the Marches LEP area ·         £1m is available to develop visitor attractions, tourist information, and recreational and small scale infrastructure projects including holiday accommodation. ·         £2.5m has been allocatedRead More >