Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group
FWAG is an independent organisation of farmers, landowners and representatives from both agricultural and conservation organisations. Issue Twenty
FWAG's aim is to integrate conservation and farming through the provision of advice and the organisation of events. SPRING 2008
The CLA have launched a free online calculator
to assess greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and
sequestration from land based businesses. The
CALM Calculator (Carbon Accounting for Land
Managers) takes into account emissions from
energy and fuel use, livestock, cultivation and
land-use change, and the application of nitro-
gen fertilisers and lime. These are balanced
by carbon sequestered in soil and trees.
The CLA suggest that a CALM audit is
done every year to determine whether farms have been
able to reduce their carbon balance and by how much. Managing water
The calculator is available at: www.cla.org.uk/CALM naturally reduces
FWAG has been using the CALM calculator as part of a flooding
national project and in two projects in Nidderdale and the
Howardian Hills AONBs with Sustainable Development Fund England’s National Parks and farmland
support. The results will give a useful indication of the range landscapes could hold the key to long-
of GHG emissions from different holding types as a bench- term, cost-effective flood prevention,
mark for improvement. We are also starting to provide some said Natural England at a Environment
advice on renewable energy opportunities too. Anyone inter- Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) select
ested in advice in this area please contact Phil Lyth (0771 committee inquiry into flooding. Thriving
3333 170) or Martin Phillips (0771 101 0044). wetlands, restored peat bogs and free-
flowing rivers are recommended by
Natural England to reduce the harmful
effects of flooding.
By increasing the natural capacity of
the countryside to absorb and hold
excess water, the risk of flooding could
be dramatically reduced. "Investing more
money in traditional flood defences by
constructing concrete and earth embank-
ments may no longer be adequate or
sustainable in the long-term. We must
look to more sustainable solutions
including those involving land-use
change." said Andrew Wood, Natural
England’s Executive Director for
Evidence & Policy.
Source: Natural England
Agriculture is 'Part of the Solution'
Agriculture has an essential role to play in the fight against climate Confederation to present a united stance against the threat
change but the Government must work with the sector to ensure climate change poses to agricultural production and the rural
all the tools are available to the industry and all the potential sector. It sets out the industry’s recommendations for action
opportunities are maximised, says a major cross-industry report. and what it believes its future priorities should be - and says
‘Part of the solution’ is the report of a joint Climate Change Task there will be substantial economic, social and environmental
Force, which was launched by the NFU, the Country Land and benefits in taking action now to ensure agriculture remains
Business Association, and the Agricultural Industries economically and environmentally viable.
News Advice on
Welcome to Alex Thomas who was elected onto the North Yorkshire
FWAG Committee at the AGM in Thirsk on 2 November. This year
the 3 Yorkshire FWAG Groups will hold a joint Annual Meeting at
Skipwith on Friday 13 June (we’re not superstitious!). We hope that
many FWAG members will attend the afternoon walk around Skip-
with Common which will be followed by short business meetings
and a buffet in a recently restored theatre at Skipwith Hall -
courtesy of owner and FWAG member Charlie Forbes-Adam.
Most people are aware that the presence of bats must be taken into
account when converting redundant farm buildings into houses,
holiday lets or offices, but often don’t realise that they must also be
considered when re-roofing or renovating barns - or even when
Soils Directive dropped
carrying out forestry work.
Protected species are protected for a reason - usually because
EU proposals for a Soils Directive have been thrown out by the their populations have seriously declined due to habitat loss or
Council of Ministers after France joined the UK, Germany the degradation and destruction of breeding sites. Bats, great crested
Netherlands and Austria to block its progression. newts, water voles, otters, dormice and barn owls are just some
Single Payment costs
of our native species that have suffered in this way. Having a
protected species resident on your farm is rarely going to be a
problem - it is, in fact, a sign that you must be doing something
The Public Accounts Committee says DEFRA chose the most right in the farming and wildlife integration department!
complicated option for calculating SFP entitlement and attempted to
implement it at the same time as a business rationalisation prog- Some common situations when advice should be sought
ramme. The result was losses for English farmers of an estimated regarding protected species:
£22.5 million in bank charges last year alone. DEFRA also had to Converting redundant farm buildings - bats and barn owls,
secure an extra £305 million public funding - on top of an initial also great crested newts and water voles if there are ponds
provision of £131 million - to meet the cost of failing to observe the or wet ditches nearby.
EU’s payment deadlines.
Re-roofing/renovating barns - bats and barn owls
Get rid of EU red tape?
De-silting or clearing vegetation from ponds - great crested
newts and water voles.
Re-profiling/dredging ditches and watercourses - water voles.
A new European Commission website asks for ways of how to get
rid of red tape. Got an idea? Let them know at http://ec.europa.eu/ Tree felling/tree surgery (especially mature trees) - bats and
enterprise/admin-burdens-reduction/index_en.htm barn owls
Tree work (coppicing, pollarding, clearance)
CAP health check
along water courses - otters
Woodland management - bats and dormice (although if you
The EU are to consider: simplifying the CAP; increasing the rate have dormice this far north it would be unusual, unless
of decoupling where necessary; reducing payments to farmers you are close to a reintroduction site)
getting more than •100,000 per annum; raising the minimum area
If planning permission is a requirement of any of the above
farmed to qualify for payments; raising standards farmers are
activities, the planning authority may well request that you have
obliged to achieve; making adjustments to intervention; ending set-
certain protected species surveys carried out as part of the process.
aside and milk quotas; ways to support dairy farming in mountainous
However, even when surveys are not a requirement you still, by
and other areas, and; ways to increase the transfer of direct
law, must consider protected species when carrying out activities
payments into the rural development budget to cope with new
which may have a harmful impact on them. Usually this means
challenges like climate change.
carrying out work at a certain time of year (e.g. avoiding breeding
seasons) or in a slightly modified way (e.g. including features to
Kicking up a stink over NVZs allow continued use by protected species) to prevent harmful impact.
The NFU argues that DEFRA’s proposed blanket ban on winter slurry Timing of surveys is also important, as certain species are only
spreading under revised Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ) rules should resident (or only present at high enough densities) at certain
be abandoned and that we should continue with the existing rules times of the year, e.g.:
which ban winter slurry spreading on light and sandy soils but permit Bats - May to September
it elsewhere subject to risk assessment. Grant aid should be made Great crested newts and water voles - March to June
available to farmers in England towards the cost of installing
Otters and barn owls - all year round
additional slurry storage where necessary. The requirement for
winter cover crops on unplanted fields should be scrapped and no Yorkshire FWAG has a licensed specialist available to answer
more land should be included in NVZs than is absolutely necessary your queries on protected species surveys and other issues.
to comply with the EU Directive. Please ring Ann Hanson on 0771 3333206 for advice.
Snippets... Sustainable biofuels system to encourage landowners to provide
land for affordable housing; Regulation
There are real opportunities to develop should limit the rights of trespassers and
efficient biofuel supply chains that can burglars to sue and make life easier for
Vision for 2020 deliver substantial greenhouse gas savings. volunteers to run money-raising events;
However, biofuels on their own cannot Country sports should be protected; Farm
Hilary Benn’s vision is for a farming industry deliver a sustainable transport system and
that earns its own way, that is known for legislation should trust farmers more;
must be developed with other low carbon DEFRA is not fit for purpose; Car use is
quality, safety, and high animal welfare options, energy efficiency, and moderating
standards, that takes its environmental crucial in rural areas; Rural post offices can
the demand for transport. Policies that be revitalised.
responsibilities seriously, that works in promote biofuel development also address
partnership, shares responsibility and environmental, economic and social impacts. RuSource Briefing 548/ ‘Blueprint for a
costs and that is innovative, self-reliant, Green Economy’ a submission to the
and successful. The Royal Society/RuSource Shadow Cabinet Quality of Life Policy
Group, Sept 2007
Oxford Farming Conference/RuSource
Food production It takes 1,000 litres of water to produce Care farming
must have priority a kilo of wheat and 11,000 litres to The development of care farming in the UK
produce a beefburger. is at a similar stage of development to the
Population, world trade, climate change,
Netherlands 10 years ago. Recent statistics
fresh water and using land to grow both
from the Dutch demonstrate great potential.
food and fuel are the five key issues facing Future water & agriculture
The key information is:
UK agriculture. Government must keep food Abstraction licences for irrigation are likely
production at the heart of land use policy to 0.9% (818) of all farms in the
to be reviewed more rigorously in future to
meet the growing demand. The debate on Netherlands now providing care.
ensure that they are needed and the water
genetic modification needs to restart to is used efficiently. There will be continued 2005 annual average revenue from
see if we can achieve the necessary pressure to reduce water pollution from care activities on non-institutional
intensification without excessive farming practices. ‘Future Water’ presents care farms •73,000 (£52,517).
pesticide use. the Government’s water strategy for Care farming is by far the fastest
Professor John Moverley, England - its vision for sustainable delivery growing area of farm diversification in
Royal Agricultural Society of England of secure water supplies and an improved the Netherlands.
and protected water environment. The full The presence of a "real farmer" who is
document can be downloaded from:
Organic food prospects www.defra.gov.uk/environment/water/
dedicated to farming, with authority and
entrepreneurship appears to be crucial
The organic market is expanding so quickly strategy/index.htm for successful care farms.
that UK producers cannot convert from
conventional farming quickly enough and RuSource Briefing 597 Projecting these statistics onto a region
there is a risk that the increased demand such as Yorkshire care farming could
will have to be met from overseas. Farm be generating £7.56 million for the rural
research indicates that organic cereals economy per year.
and milk prices need to be higher to
draw in new producers. Sheep dipping: HSE
launches revised guidance
Mintel & Kite Consulting/RuSource
HSE has produced revised and updated
guidance for farmers, farm workers and
Why farming matters others involved in dipping sheep to help
Britain’s self-sufficiency in food is falling protect their health and the environment.
and critical mass is being lost putting both The booklet takes a step by step approach
farming and the food industry at risk. Since to help users consider the range of products
1998 retail prices have risen by 22% while that are available to treat sheep ectopara-
farmgate prices have fallen by 9%. British sites, and how to control risks to health,
farmers and growers work to world-leading with particular emphasis on the use of
standards of food safety, traceability and engineering controls, safe systems of
quality assurance. More and more cons- work and personal protective clothing
umers want to buy produce direct from the for the use of dips.
farmer or grower.
Farmers and growers carry out unpaid 006sheepdip.htm?ebul=agric/issue06&cr=02
conservation work worth more than £400
million each year. There are 500,000km of
hedgerows in England and Wales and Rural life - views from the Maps & advice for farm-
farmers are devoting more time to maintain Conservative Party land & woodland birds
them than ever before. More than 4.5 million Ideas from a Conservative Party think-tank: available online
hectares of land is under active environ- Rural policy should be based more on The most up-to-date distribution maps for
mental management. Many farmland bird localism and trust; Regional Development farmland and woodland birds of conser-
populations have stabilised and, in some Agencies should be abolished; Parish vation concern in England can now be
cases, are increasing. The farming sector Councils should be encouraged to work viewed at: www.rspb.org.uk/targeting
directly employs 1.8% of the UK’s workforce together to take more responsibility; County For many of the species, there is also
and the UK food chain accounts for almost Councils should be more strategic; Rural advice available to help plan your
8% of the total economy. Rural tourism planning needs to take more account of conservation efforts. The maps will be
contributes an estimated £14 billion to the community wishes and recognise the links updated annually to provide information
economy. Biofuels are a potentially huge between the economy, the environment and about where to target specific
market in terms of both output and jobs viable communities; "Localhold" is a new conservation measures.
Why Farming Matters, NFU/RuSource
A review of the effects of habitats, incorporating them into agri-
environment schemes if and when
predation on bird possible
populations Create alternative seed-rich habitats
A scientific review of the effects of pre- for birds through the winter (e.g. using
dation on bird populations by the RSPB agri-environment options for bird
found that: seed mixtures)
Numbers of many predators of birds
have increased in the UK in recent * See: www.fwag.org.uk/setaside.htm for
decades. FWAG’s Set-Aside Decision Tree *
There is growing evidence that breeding
populations of some ground-nesting SAFFIE’s 6 practical
birds are limited by predation. solutions for arable farmers
By contrast, there is little evidence that The final report of the Sustainable Arable
breeding songbird numbers are limited Farming for an Improved Environment project
by predation. has come up with six recommendations for
Post-breeding numbers of ground- arable farmers to improve the wildlife
nesting birds can be successfully value of their land:
increased by killing their predators, 1. Leave small undrilled patches in
although this less consistently winter cereals for skylarks.
increases their breeding numbers
in subsequent years. 2. Incorporate wild flowers into field Soil Inversion for
margin grass mixtures.
Many other, non-lethal solutions to woodland establishment
reduce predation and its impacts are 3. Seek specialist advice on use of
available, though their efficacy is not selective herbicides in spring to Peter Leeson of the Woodland Trust reports
well researched - there is scope remove only the competitive weeds. that they carried out a project at Cowick
for more. 4. Scarification or use of graminicides on near Goole in 2005 involving soil inversion
field margins opens them up for the prior to tree planting as reported in the
benefit of wild plants, insects and birds. Autumn 2007 edition of Yorkshire FWAG
The new RSPB /Countryfile News (page 6).
5. A combination of skylark plots (see 1
Nature of Farming Award above) and open field margins with wild
The RSPB has joined forces with BBC flowers (see 2 & 4 above) increases He says the technique was “...very
Countryfile magazine to launch a UK-wide farmland bird numbers four-fold. effective. Good tree growth and wonderful
competition to highlight the work that farmers levels of finch activity in autumn/winter 06.
6. Use Environmental Stewardship to It is expensive at day one but (a) it boosts
are doing for wildlife. The Nature of Farming provide measures in combinations
Award will reward farmers who provide the ecology greatly from the start - lots of free
which best deliver arable diversity. open space for beetles, ground nesting
best wildlife habitats. A total of £2,400 is up
for grabs for the winner and seven regional birds in year one - huge seed and nectar
More information in the full report can be
champions. The national winner will be supply (b) excellent tree growth ensues and
downloaded from: www.saffie.info/
chosen next autumn with the top prize of (c) there is very low weed growth. Over 5
£1,000 and other awards being presented at years it costs about the same as traditional
a dinner early in 2009. A panel of experts Rules for Carbon reduction techniques and has better tree take.”
will draw up a shortlist of four farmers in 1. Use less energy by avoiding
July and the winner will be chosen by an waste (be mean).
online public vote. To obtain an entry form
contact Alissa Cook on 01767 693044 or
2. Use energy efficiently (be lean).
3. Use energy generated from
email: email@example.com. For
renewable resources (be green).
more info locally call Chris Tomson RSPB
Regional Agricultural Adviser on 01484 4. Use any remaining energy required
868426. The deadline for entry is 2 April from the least polluting sources of
2008. fossil fuelsin the most efficient
manner (be clean).
Loss of set-aside - how to
reduce impact on wildlife
conservation? Northern Dales Farmers Market Dates
There is a correlation between the area of
set-aside and the Government’s Farmland Grassington ............... 3rd Sunday of month
Bird Index suggesting that farmland bird Leyburn ....................... 4th Saturday of month
populations respond positively to the area of
set-aside. Research by the BTO shows that Northallerton .............. 4th Wednesday of month
rotational set-aside, where spraying-off Pateley Bridge
was delayed until early June, supported the Showground ............... 4th Sunday of month (not Sept)
highest densities of breeding skylarks as
well as foraging finches and buntings, and Richmond ................... 3rd Saturday of month
numbers of grey partridge of any habitat on Ripon .......................... 3rd Sunday of month
an estate in Bedfordshire.
Settle ........................... 2nd Sunday of month
Advice on how to reduce the impact of the
loss of set-aside includes:
Skipton Canal Basin .. 1st Sunday of month
Assess the wildlife value of your Stokesley .................... 1st Saturday of month
set-aside and keep the best wildlife
Join in some of our events this Spring & Summer - contact the FWAG office for more details.
Horse Pasture Management - North- Tye Trophy Winners Farm Walk Driffield Show Wednesday 16 July.
allerton Equestrian Centre, Yafforth, at Catherine Thompson’s, Holme House, Visit the FWAG stand.
Northallerton. 5.30pm for 6pm on Monday Holme on Spalding Moor. Wednesday
7th April. Booking required. 4 June 6.30pm.
Skipwith Common Biodiversity value of upland hay
River invertebrate event with Yorkshire meadows a hay meadow walk
Yorkshire FWAG Annual Meeting and
Dales Rivers Trust on the River Wharfe at in conjunction with Nidderdale AONB.
farm walk an afternoon walk around
Bolton Abbey Estate. Thursday 17 April Wednesday 16 July 6pm.
Skipwith Common with Julian Small followed
6.00pm start. by meeting and evening buffet at Skipwith
Hall. By kind permission of Mr Charles Highland Beef at Hellifield & the
Tye Trophy Winners farm walk at Peter Forbes-Adam. Friday 13 June, Limestone Country Project at Green
Huchinsons, Spikers Hill Farm, West Ayton afternoon and evening. Farm, Hellifield. Wednesday 6 August.
Scarborough - Thursday 24 April. 6.30pm.
Upland dawn chorus walk with Chris
Tomson of RSPB at Dallowgill near Ripon.
Friday 9 May 5.30am start
Local food BBQ & traditional country-
side Skills/Farm & woodland bird ID
activities at Lime Tree Farm, Grewelthorpe.
Tuesday 13th May afternoon & evening.
Oilseed rape as a Biofuel a visit to Peter
Rhodes at Storwood Manor, Storwood, Bringing Neglected Flower-Rich
York. Wednesday 14 May 6.30pm. Grassland into Good Management
a Joint event with North York Moors Grass- Bats on Farms an evening talk and bat
land Forum. Venue tbc. Thursday 26 June walk with West Yorkshire Bat Group, at
6.30pm. Home Farm, Temple Newsam, Leeds.
Tuesday 19 August 7pm.
Managing Chalk Rivers Walk at The
Beeches, Skerne, Driffield. Wednesday 25
Farm Walk at Ashes Farm, Derwent near
Sheffield. Winner of the David Arnold- Bulgaria Rural Tours
Forster Award (a joint event with
Derbyshire FWAG). Wednesday 2 July.
Drystone Walling Course a two
day practical course with the Yorkshire
Drystone Walling Guild, at Far Laithe Farm,
Keighley. Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 May.
A couple of week-long tours of Bulgaria’s
farming, wildlife, countryside, crafts and
culture are planned this year:
Spring: Sun 18 May - Sun 25 May
Autumn: Sun 26 October - Sun 2 November
The Great Yorkshire Show Tuesday 8 -
for more details or see:
Thursday 10 July. Visit the FWAG stand &
Tye Trophy presentation.
Grants & Support
RDPE Approved & Help with wetland
Management Plans conservation in the Vale of
withdrawn from ELS York & River Ouse Catchment
Hilary Benn announced the final approval of the RDPE 2007-2013 Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has a grant programme available to
programme on 6 December. Full details can be found at landowners who wish to conserve, enhance or create new
www.defra.gov.uk/news/2007/071206f.htm The headline good wetland areas for the benefit of wildlife. The focus of the work is
news is the securing of £3.9bn of funding over seven years for primarily in the Vale of York, incorporating the River Ouse and its
rural development (£2.9bn of that delivered through Environmental tributary streams. Coverage is from Selby area in the south, up to
Stewardship schemes, with a further £600m through the RDAs). the Northallerton area in the north. Types of work available to be
The bad news is the confirmation that management plans have now considered for grant aid varies, ranging from simple measures such
been removed from Environmental Stewardship (ES). This applies to as stock fencing along ditch sides (to prevent livestock poaching),
all provisional ES agreements signed from 1st January 2007. Of the creation of new ponds (and restoration of existing ponds) through to
5400 provisional agreements, 2600 have management plans and larger wetland creation projects with mosaic wetland habitats such
1800 of these will fall below the Entry Level Scheme points threshold as wet woodland, reedbed, open water and areas of wet grassland.
when the plans are removed.
A Q&A can be found at: www.defra.gov.uk/erdp/rdp07_13/sectf.htm
Natural England will honour payments on all agreements to date and
will be contacting agreement holders.
Rural Enterprise Investment
The REIP Panel held its first meeting on 17 December to consider
applications already received under the Rural Enterprise Investment
Programme, part of the Rural Development Plan for England (RDPE).
Further panel meetings are scheduled for February, May and
September 2008. Businesses interested in making an application
should speak to the appropriate facilitator and submit an 'Expression
of Interest'. See: www.yorkshire-forward.com/RDPE
Payment can be up to 100% depending on the amount of funding
still available. They are particularly interested in requests from
landowners able to work to conserve BAP species and habitats,
including water vole, wetland and farmland birds. They also provide
information, surveys and advice to landowners on wetlands and
wetland species ways to minimise the impact of mink. For more
information please contact either: Jon Traill - Wetland Officer,
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust on 07968 125902 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or speak to Phil Lyth at North Yorkshire FWAG.
Higher Level Scheme update
Higher Level Scheme (HLS) funding is likely to become more
available later this year on non SSSI land. If you are considering
an HLS on your farm it is important to consult your Natural
Development Fund England Land Management Project Officers or FWAG so that an
assessment can be made as to the suitability of your farm for
HLS. If the farm is considered suitable you will be given the go
Janine Morley at North York Moors National Park, Helmsley is seeking
ahead to complete a Farm Environmental Plan and put forward
applications to the Sustainable Development Fund. This fund only
an application. Applications without an up-to-date consultation
applies to communities within the National Park area (or for work
may have the payment for the Farm Environmental Plan prepar-
relating to the National Park area). Projects can be of either social or
ation refused so it is essential that you have very recent
economic benefit. For more information, contact 01439 770657
contact. There is a lot that can be done in advance to prepare
for an HLS application, including the collection of bird survey
* The Yorkshire Dales National Park, Howardian Hills AONB and data (which can be an essential component to a successful
Nidderdale AONB also run Sustainable Development Funds. application).
Contact FWAG for application advice *
Energy Crops Scheme
FWAG members in Calderdale are being invited to consider the
The new Energy Crop Scheme has opened. See: creation of new multi-purpose woodlands on their land. The call
www.naturalengland.org.uk/planning/grants-funding/energy- comes from local community group 'Treesponsibility', which aims to
crops/default.htm identify sites of at least one acre for volunteer tree-planting events
during 2008. Full or partial grants may be available, depending on the
specifics of each site. Now entering its 10th year, Treesponsibility
has built a solid local reputation - it is Calderdale Community
Foundation project of the year and has been selected as
an exemplar project by the regional forestry authority.
Funding has now been secured from the Environment Agency to
provide a grant scheme for capital works for projects on the rivers
Skell, Laver and Kex Beck and their tributaries to help mitigate
flooding in Ripon. By slowing down the run-off of flood waters the
chances of flooding can be reduced. This will have other benefits
including preventing loss of soil, nutrients and in creating habitats to
improve biodiversity on holdings in the catchments. Projects that can
be grant aided include: new tree planting, woodland creation, fencing
existing woodland from livestock, hedge planting, livestock fencing
and riverbank management (including fencing riverbanks), creating
buffer strips, creation of wetland and ponds, ditch management and
moorland/upland grip blocking.
The group’s vision is of a community “forest” of interlinked wood-
lands, moorland, farmland and hedgerows to create a resilient
landscape in a warming world. Climate scenarios indicate an
increased likelihood of heavier rainfall in the Western Pennines,
with a greater risk of flash-flooding - studies have shown that tree-
planting can play a significant role by acting to minimise run-off, and
reduce soil erosion.
Sensitive tree planting can also have valuable wildlife benefits - local
naturalists give advice on the choice of sites and help to design the
planting schemes for maximum ecological benefits. The group is
careful to avoid disturbing the habitats of rare birds, and does not
plant in areas of heather moorland or peaty soil. They are particularly
interested in reforestation on valley sides, or to extend and link
existing areas of woodland. A further benefit of the new plantings
will be a truly sustainable local wood energy resource.
Free advice is available for Entry Level Scheme applications and
management plans including Nitrate Vulnerable Zone regulations Among its other objectives, Treesponsibility also hopes to plant at
within the Ripon MOP area. If you think you may have a suitable least 10 hectares of native broadleaf species for future coppicing,
project and wish to discuss it or want to make an application (or just as an example of how energy production and use can be relocalised.
need free advice please) contact Marian Wilby the AONB’s FWAG They would especially like to talk to landowners with an interest in
Farm Conservation Adviser and Ripon MOP Project Officer on: 0771 sustainability and long term partnerships to manage the woodlands.
3333 187. The application form is a simple process and we can do
all the paperwork for you for free. Treesponsibility can be contacted by email:
email@example.com or by phone on: 01422 843222.
Richmondshire Community Heritage Grants
HERITAGE projects across the Richmondshire district of the Yorkshire Dales are being encouraged to take advantage of funding aimed at
conserving the area’s rich history. Full details of the scheme, including deadlines, are available from Conservation Officer, Ann Smith,
on: 01748 829100.
USEFUL WEBSITES Trade Support
Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust: www.yorkshiredalesriverstrust.org.uk Group Directory
Lower Ure Conservation Trust: www.luct.org.uk/ FWAG would like to thank the following companies and
organisations for their continuing generous support:
Growing algae with cattle: www.algaelink.com/cows_and_algae_production.htm
The UK’s Anaerobic Digestion & Biogas Specialists: www.greenfinch.co.uk/ A H Marks & Co Ltd 01274 696624
Addison Plant Ltd 01642 602666
Geological Storage of CO2: www.geogreen.fr/en/01_profil.html
Asda Stores Ltd 0113 243 5435
Energy Saving: www.energysavingtrust.org/ Beardsworth Ltd 01274 871869
Bishop Burton College 01964 553000
Change to a renewable energy supplier: www.greenelectricity.org/ or
Bowker Landscapes 01484 319720
British Hardwood Tree Nursery 01673 818443
Promoting best practice in estuary flood risk management: Carter Jonas 01423 523423
www.frameproject.eu/ or 01904 558200
Castle Howard Forest Tree Nursery 01653 648444
Farmers on the Web: www.farmersontheweb.org/ (Created to help farmers and Clark’s Plant Hire and Contractors 01751 431726
agricultural workers in North Yorkshire & Humberside diversify using the internet whilst Cliff Addison Drainage 01642 782702
complimenting existing farming activities.) Contract Fertiliser & Storage Ltd. 01430 431511
Farmers Dialogue - Linking Farmers Worldwide: www.iofc.org/en/programmes/fd/ Coxon Brothers 01677 422746
overview/ CPH Landscapes 01132 843001
Cropwise Ltd 01757 289191
Farming: Next Generation - "Your gateway to information, advice and guidance CWS Agriculture 01724 798777
on the succession of farming businesses": www.farmingnextgen.org/ Darrington Quarries 01977 672368
North Yorkshire’s Local Food: www.northyorkshirelocalfood.co.uk/ Davis & Bowring 01524 271711
Deans Garden Centre 01904 400141
The Traditional Breeds Meat Market Company Ltd.: www.tbmm.co.uk/ Dinsdale Moorland Services 01729 840259
Values in Nature & the Environment: www.vineproject.org.uk/ Duncombe Sawmill Ltd 01439 770234
Eastburn Farms Ltd 01377 229361
Sharing conservation experience: www.conservationevidence.com F E Metcalfe & Co 01765 604215
A new high-tech version of treasure-hunting: www.geocaching.com Farmway Limited 01325 504600
Forest Direct Ltd 07967 111805
Yorkshire Dales Heritage: www.yorkshiredalesheritage.org.uk/directory Goodenbergh Leisure 01524 262022
Map-based information on soil types: www.landis.org.uk/soilscapes/ Graham Wilson, I Eng., M.I., Agr.E 01765 689587
Grantham, Brundell & Farran 01302 321403
Geosearching: www.searchnbn.net/ (This site is good for producing species lists Grantley Sawmills 01765 620635
based on map area.) Henley’s Nurseries 01430 872464
And finally… Coffins made from sustainable materials: www.ecoffins.co.uk Houseman & Falshaw Ltd. 01765 677116
J Thackray & Sons (Steel Structures) Ltd 01653 668246
Job Earnshaw & Bros 01924 830099
Printing of this issue sponsored by: John Boddy Timber Ltd 01423 322370
JSR Farming Group 01377 229264
Thorpe Trees Kilnwick Sprayers Ltd 01430 871222
TREES & HEDGE PLANTS Kirklees MBC 01484 221000
Designed and Set for FWAG by Eric Moss, Conservation & Design Section, Planning, Harrogate Borough Council
Lister Haigh 01423 860322
Loveden Estates 01427 872461
Sundries & Accessories
Market Weighton Drainage Board 01759 302115
Planting & Maintenance Service Mark Vigrass Ltd 01507 604201
Please ring for Free Initial advisory visit Maunby Investment Management Ltd 01423 523553
May & Dawson Ltd 01377 256000
& Free 2008-09 catalogue
McCormick Solicitors 01423 530630
Tel: 01423 330977 Fax: 01423 331348 Mires Beck Nursery 01430 421543
Nidderdale Forestry 01423 780507
W: www.thorpetrees.com E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Park Lane College 01132 162443
Thorpe Trees, Thorpe Underwood, York. YO26 9TA Peacock Brothers 01423 322902
The Complete Service for the Countryside – Discount for FWAG members or 01423 322475
Peter Greenwood & Co 01423 322336
Rijk Zwaan UK Ltd 01759 305830
East Yorkshire FWAG:
Ross Plant Hire Ltd 01904 738430
c/o Bishop Burton College, Bishop Burton, BEVERLEY HU17 8QG Sam Turner & Son 01609 772422
Tel/Fax: 01964 551308 Eamil: email@example.com Savills (L & P) Ltd 01904 617800
Stamp, Jackson & Procter Solicitors 01482 324591
North Yorkshire FWAG/South & West Stephenson & Son 01904 489731
or 01653 692151
Stockbridge Technology Centre 01757 268275
South Parade, NORTHALLERTON, North Yorkshire DL7 8SL Swale Veterinary Surgery 01748 822389
Tel: 01609 783632 Fax: 01609 774985 Email: Tennants Auctioneers 01969 623780
firstname.lastname@example.org Thorpe Trees 01423 330977
UPM Tilhill 01845 525460
For more information go to : www.fwag.org.uk and UK Coal plc 01302 751751
W. E. Jameson & Son 01765 689666