CaBA News:  ‘A one off Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) Water Grant is open for application, deadline April 30th 2015. If you are in a CSF catchment and have the opportunity to promote these grants to farmers please get them in-touch with your local CSF officer. For further information go to: Water Capital Grants     https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guide-to-countryside-stewardship-water-capital-grants-2015 The […]

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Environment Agency:  26.3.15 Water quality information at swimming beaches and lakes   At popular swimming beaches and lakes local councils must display information on the cleanliness of the water – and any faecal pollution.   Councils only provide information at ‘designated bathing waters’. These are areas: where the Environment agency (EA) expects lots of people to swim […]

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Defra ‘The regulatory stock assessment is an ongoing assessment of the costs and benefits of the stock of Defra’s regulations. This is the first update covering the period 2012 to 20121 and is presented in 2012 £s. The assessment covers all the regulations for which Defra is responsible (e.g. flooding, biodiversity, water and marine) where […]

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Defra: A review report has been published by Defra on the conduct and operations of the ten English Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities (IFCAs) over the four year period to 31 August 2014. This meets the requirements of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 for a report on the IFCAs’ work in their first […]

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