[12.07.18] Farmers Invited to Bid in Somerset's First Online Auction for Flood Works

Farmers in the River Tone and River Parrett catchments within Somerset will soon be able to bid online for public money for works to help stop flooding.Read more

[05.07.2018] Celebrating 25 Years of the Kingfisher Award Scheme and Launch of East Devon KAS

On Tuesday 3rd of July 2018 at Bicton Arena, Clinton Devon Estates held the 25 year celebration of the Kingfisher Award Scheme, along with the launch of East Devon KAS.Read more

[28.06.18] Cumbrian Farmer Wins Prestigious National Award for Farming and Conservation

A Cumbrian Farmer has been recognised by the farming and conservation industry for his outstanding efforts to promote good habitat and environmental management on his farm.Read more

[27.06.18] Application return deadline for Countryside Stewardship extended to 31 August

The deadline for Countryside Stewardship application packs to be received by Natural England has been extended by one monthRead more

[04.06.18] Come and see us at the Royal Cornwall Show this year on stand 318, opposite the Members' Pavilion

If you are visiting the show this year and have a question for us, our advisers will be on hand to help. We will also have some activities to get involved with, a short FWAG SW newsletter for you to pick up and a special show offer for new members!Read more

[25.05.18] Deadlines for all Mid Tier and New CS Offers for Wildlife

The deadline for requesting Countryside Stewardship application packs is close. You have until 31st May to request a pack for 2018 applications by completing and returning an application request form.Read more

[18.05.18] Dennings Down Farm Presented the Devon Bronze Otter Award for Conservation for 2017

A Farm Walk took place at Dennings Down Farm, Axminster, on the afternoon of Wednesday 16th May 2018 to present Hamish Bengough with the Devon Bronze Otter Award for the remarkable and innovative conservation work he is undertaking on his farm.Read more

[10.05.18] Countryside Stewardship Payment Claim Deadline has been Extended to 15th June (from 15th May)

The Countryside Stewardship (CS) claim deadline is being extended by one month to 15th June 2018.Read more

[09.05.18] Jenny Phelps speaks at the World Wide Fund for Nature Farm Advice Conference

Jenny Phelps, Senior Farm Conservation Adviser, gave a talk at the World Wide Fund for Nature Farm Advice Conference yesterday, on Tuesday 8th May 2018Read more

[08.05.18] Hedgehog Awareness Week 6th to 12th May 2018

It's Hedgehog Awareness Week this week, running from the 6th to the 12th of May. That means the perfect opportunity to learn about what you can do to help protect hedgehog habitats!Read more

[01.05.18] Working together to support famers and the environment

'A charity has welcomed the formation of a new group to help farmers work together and promote business and the environment in Dorset', Dorset Echo reports.Read more

[27.04.18] FWAG SouthWest Hills to Levels Project Awarded the National 2018 UK Rivers Prize

FWAG SouthWest Announce Hills to Levels Project has won the UK Rivers Prize. Somerset Farmers are paving the way for the governments post Brexit policy on flood prevention. Read the full press release here.Read more

[24.04.18] Hills to Levels has WON the UK Rivers Prize for 2018!

We are thrilled to announce that Hills to Levels has won the UK Rivers Prize for 2018! The Hills to Levels team are thrilled to have received this wonderful recognition for all the hard work.Read more

[17.04.18] Deadlines for all Mid Tier and New CS Offers for Wildlife - Request your pack before 31st May 2018

It is crucial that you request your application pack before the deadline of 31st May 2018. The request form can be found via this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/countryside-stewardship-mid-tier-including-water-quality-capital-items-manual. If you are unable to complete the form online call Natural England on 0208 026 1089.Read more

[29.03.18] A New Agricultural Revolution?

UK agricultural subsidies are being revised to encourage more responsible farming practices.Read more

[28.03.18] Hills to Levels has been selected as a finalist for the 2018 UK River Prize

We are honoured to announce that Hills to Levels has been selected as a finalist for the 2018 UK River Prize.Read more

[23.03.18] Hills to Levels celebrate winning the Duncan Huggett Award for the Environment

FWAG SW and the “Hills to Levels” team are celebrating after winning the “Duncan Huggett Award for the Environment” at the Flood & Coast Project Excellence Awards.Read more

[13.03.18] Exmoor Hedgelaying Competition 2017/2018 is open for entries!

Prizes to be won for farmers, landowners and contractors on Exmoor who carry out good quality work on hedges for the benefit of farming, wildlife and the landscape.Read more

[12.03.18] Did you catch us on BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today programme on Sat 10th March?

FWAG SW’s Jenny Phelps and CCRI’s Chris Short, joined Sybil Ruscoe to discuss agri-environment schemes post Brexit, at Guiting Manor Farm in Gloucestershire.Read more

[06.03.18] Hedgerow Trees Advice

Standard hedgerow trees have been an important part of our landscape for many generations. In the past they were grown to provide a source of firewood as well as building material and could be pollarded in the summer to provide winter fodder for livestock. To find out more click here.Read more

[14.02.18] WILD Project Newsletter

The WILD project (Water with Integrated Local Delivery) is a partnership of primarily four organisations working together to bring about environmental improvements to the rivers and other watercourses of the Cotswold Water Park. The latest newsletter for the WILD project is out now. You can click on this page to download it and read about the project and the recent updates.Read more

[10.02.18] Replacing Ash: Appropriate Tree Selection

Devon is likely to lose the majority of ash trees due to the spread of ash dieback disease. This note provides guidance on which tree and shrub species should be encouraged, through planting or natural regeneration, to replace lost ash. To read more and download the information leaflet, click here.Read more

[02.02.18] Hills to Levels Multiple Benefits Community Newsletter

A Hills to Levels Community Newsletter has been sent out to landowners in the Upper Washford/Traphole Multi Benefits catchment. Click here for more information and a link to download the newsletter.Read more