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Drought status lifted in 19 counties

11 May 2012

The Environment Agency has confirmed that drought status has been lifted from large parts of the Midlands and south west England. Areas which remain in drought include Lincolnshire, the eastern counties, the south east and much of central southern England. Further detail is available on the Environment Agency website.

Changes to FiT rates to apply from 1st August

24 May 2012

The changes to the Feed-in Tariff rates for solar pv which were due to be introduced on 1st July will now come into effect on 1st August. Further information is available on the DECC website.

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.

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.

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.

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)

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.

£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.

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