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CTS Online unavailable from tomorrow (Saturday) lunchtime

27 July 2012

Following technical difficulties being experienced with CTS Online, the RPA has confirmed that the system will be unavailable from 12 noon tomorrow (Saturday) with the aim of restoring the full service from Monday. For further information, please see the RPA website.

Badger Trust lodges appeal against High Court badger culling decision

20 July 2012

Following the High Court ruling on 12th July in favour of DEFRA carrying out the proposed pilot cull of badgers as part of their bovine TB Eradiction Programme, the Badger Trust yesterday lodged an appeal against this decision. They are seeking permission to appeal on three grounds which are detailed in the Badger Trust News Release.

£5 million in grants for dairy farmers

12 July 2012

DEFRA has announced that an additional £5 million will be made available under the RDPE Rural Economy Grant for projects which will increase competitiveness and add value in the dairy sector. The scheme will be launched in the autumn and further details are awaited.

High Court upholds DEFRA position on badger cull

12 July 2012

The Judicial Review in the High Court has upheld DEFRA's position on the proposed badger cull for bovine TB control purposes. At the time of writing, nothing has been posted on DEFRA's website, but more detail is available on the Badger Trust website.

CAAV AGM and Conference

29 June 2012

The 68th CAAV AGM and Conference is taking place in North Devon today (Friday 29th June). Having enjoyed an excellent dinner of local West Country produce on Thursday evening, members and guests are assembled at the Saunton Sands Hotel to hear a range of speakers on topical issues from planning reform to super-dairies. A more detailed report will follow in the next edition of the CAAV News Letter.

RASE Talbot Ponsonby Prize awarded for highest marks in CAAV examinations

29 June 2012

The Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE) Talbot Ponsonby Prize has been awarded since 1999 to the candidate who achieved the highest marks in the CAAV examinations. This year's prize was awarded to Faye Gonzalez (N. Yorks and South Durham), with Douglas Jackson being the runner-up (Sussex and Adjoining Counties).

New CAAV Presidential team in place following the CAAV Conference and AGM

29 June 2012

The new CAAV Presidential team was voted in this afternoon at this year's very successful CAAV Conference and AGM held in Devon. The team for the forthcoming year is:-
CAAV President - Simon Pallett BSc FRICS FAAV (Berks and Oxon)
CAAV Vice-President - James O'Brien FRICS FAAV MCIArb REV (Lincolnshire)
CAAV Junior Vice-President - Michael Mashiter FRICS FAAV (Lancashire)

Fuel duty increase frozen

26 June 2012

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has confirmed that the proposed increase in fuel duty which was due to take effect in August will not now go ahead.

Boundary disputes

26 June 2012

A private members' bill which makes provision for the resolution of boundary disputes was laid before the House of Commons on 25th June by Dover MP, Charlie Elphicke. The Bill is due to be published before its second reading on 30th November.

RPA & BCMS telephone lines - intermittent issues now resolved

25 June 2012

The RPA iwas having intermittent issues with both the BCMS and RPA helpline numbers where some calls were getting cut off. This has now been resolved.

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