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CAAV News - 2009

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Conservative Party launches new Future Countryside website

27 July 2009

The Conservative Party has launched a new on-line discussion forum for agricultural matters at the CLA Game Fair. The website "Future Countryside" includes four major themes: Food and Farming; Biodiversity and Conservation; A Changing Environment, and Resources and Regulation.

National Parks celebrate 60th anniversary

27 July 2009

As part of the 60th anniversary celebrations for National Parks and National Parks week (running from 27th July to 2nd August), Hilary Benn has visited the Peak District National Park which was one of the original four National Parks established in 1951. Further information is available on the DEFRA website.

Natural England clarifies position on wind farms in National Parks

27 July 2009

Natural England (NE) has clarified its position with regard to wind farms in National Parks following an article that appeared in the Daily Telegraph on 24th July 2009. Please view the Press Release on the Natural England website for further information.

Wales announces funding for some buildings of historic importance

27 July 2009

The Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) has announced that  more than £900,000 is to be offered in grant funding to repair and restore some 22 of Wales' important historic buildings. Further information is available on the WAG website.

Benn issues written statement about 2008 Single Payment Scheme

20 July 2009

The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Hilary Benn, has issued a written statement with regard to progress with payments under the 2008 Single Payment Scheme. His statement may be viewed on the RPA website.

Welsh Assembly Government launch Young Entrants Scheme for agriculture

20 July 2009

The Welsh Assembly Government has launched a Young Entrants Support Scheme which will provide grant aid and business advice to young people entering the agricultural industry. For further details, see the press release on the WAG website.

DEFRA announces new funding for the dairy industry and rural broadband

16 July 2009

DEFRA has announced that £5.2 million of new European funding is to be made available for the dairy industry and rural broadband. The funding is to be delivered through the Rural Development Agencies as part of the RDPE. Further information is available on the DEFRA website.

HSE advice on cattle and public access

14 July 2009

The Health and Safety Executive publishes an information sheet on cattle and public access in England and Wales which can be downloaded from the HSE website. A separate sheet with advice for the situation in Scotland is also available.

Ofcom publish 3G "not-spot" maps

13 July 2009

Ofcom has published maps showing the extent of 3G coverage across the UK and revealing that many rural areas suffer from poor or non-existant coverage. The maps can be found on Ofcom's website.

Bank of England interest rates held

09 July 2009

The Bank of England has announced that interest rates will remain at 0.5% for the fourth month in a row. See the BBC News website for further detail.

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