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CAAV News - 2009

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NFU and Ramblers advise on safety for walkers near cattle

27 August 2009

The NFU and The Ramblers have joined forces to issue advice to walkers on safety near cattle, following three deaths due to trampling in recent months. New warning signs are available to NFU members and a list of Do's and Don'ts for walkers is being promoted. For more details, go to the NFU website.

Vacancies on National Park Authorities

26 August 2009

Applications are invited for part-time, unsalaried posts on the National Park Authorities for the South Downs (10 posts), Exmoor, Lake District, North York Moors and Peak District (1 post each). There is also a place available on the Broads Authority and the Chilterns AONB Conservation Board. The deadline for applications is Tuesday 6th October and further information is now available from the DEFRA website.

Benn announces £16 million funding for local community flood protection

19 August 2009

Environment Secretary Hilary Benn has announced that £16 million is to be made available to local communities to tackle surface water flooding. Further information is available on the DEFRA website.

Minister says Glastir speculation premature

18 August 2009

In response to criticism, Welsh Rural Affairs Minister Elin Jones has said that any speculation with regard to Glastir in advance of the availability of operational detail is premature. Further information is available on the WAG website.

RPA issues reminder of deadline for application for new entitlements allocation

12 August 2009

The RPA has issued a reminder that all applications (SP20 form) for an allocation of new entitlements for SPS with regard to land used for permanent fruit, vegetables, nursery crops and vines must be received by midnight on Thursday 13th August 2009 to avoid penalties being applied. Please see the news release on the RPA website. Further information about this allocation of new entitlements is also available on the RPA website.

DEFRA launches Food Strategy debate

10 August 2009

DEFRA has published its UK Food Security Assessment as part of its work to develop a Food Strategy for the next 20 years. For more information, see the full press release on the DEFRA website.

CAAV Centenary Celebrations Commence

03 August 2009

Hundreds of CAAV members and guests joined celebrations to mark the launch of the CAAV Centenary year with events at the Royal Welsh Show and CLA Game Fair in July. Members can read a full report on the events in the Members Documents section of the website. 

2009 Agricultural Wages Board Order

31 July 2009

DEFRA has confirmed the 2009 Agricultural Wages Board Order which will come into effect from 1st October 2009. Details can be found on the DEFRA website and in their latest press release.

Supreme Court to take over from House of Lords

28 July 2009

The House of Lords' role as the final and highest court of appeal will come to an end at the end of July. From October 2009 the new Supreme Court will take over those functions. For further details, see the press release on the Parliament website

Changes in Welsh Countryside over past 30 years survey results published

27 July 2009

The Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) has published survey results looking at changes to the Welsh Countryside over the past 30 years. Further information is available on the WAG website. Please click here to view the report.

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