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Herefordshire “Stop the Drop” Litter Pledge

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Stop the Drop was launched by Herefordshire Council in 2016 with the aim of encouraging everyone to take more responsibility for their waste by not dropping litter, and organising communityRead More >

New “Water Environment Grant” launched

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DEFRA, Natural England and the Environment Agency have launched a new Water Environment Grant (WEG) scheme to improve the water environment. The scheme will provide a total of £9 millionRead More >

Local Company changes it’s name from Cargill to Avara Foods

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Avara Foods is a 50/50 joint venture between Cargill and Faccenda, and immediately becomes one of the UK’s largest food businesses, supplying chicken, turkey and duck to retailers, food serviceRead More >

Update on the “2020 Vision for Herefordshire’s Family Farms”

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This project, funded by the Prince’s Countryside Fund and run in conjunction with the Herefordshire Rural Hub, is now running at full capacity. Participants have all had the opportunity toRead More >

New rules for farmers in England to help protect water quality

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From 2nd April 2018. New rules for all farmers in England to help protect water quality, by standardising the good farm practices that many are already performing and offering aRead More >

Countryside Stewardship Application Deadlines getting closer

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For schemes to start in 2019:- If you are applying for Higher Tier Countryside Stewardship this year, don’t forget to submit your completed Application form before the deadline of 13thRead More >

Autoenrolment Workplace Pension Scheme – Employers contribution increasing

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From 6th April 2018 the minimum amount employers will have to pay into workplace pensions, by law, is increasing to 2% of qualifying earnings. Employees will contribute 3%. This willRead More >

All terrain vehicles and quad bikes are being targeted by thieves in the County.

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There has been an increase in the number of Quad Bikes and All Terrain Vehicles being stolen in the County. Quad Bikes and ATVs are among the items most likelyRead More >

Herefordshire LEADER scheme update – closed rounds introduced

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The Herefordshire LEADER scheme is introducing closed rounds for the remainder of the programme. The current round will close to new Expressions of Interest on 15th March 2018, and willRead More >