News April 2019

Hedgerow and Boundary Grant - Upcoming deadline
Posted on 24 April 2019

Applications to the Hedgerow and Boundary Grant must be submitted by Friday 3rd May 2019.

This grant is designed to help farmers and land managers restore existing farm boundaries and is available to those who are not in any other stewardship schemes. The maximum grant available is £10,000. 

NO EVICTION PLANS COULD SEE LOCAL PROPERTY RENTAL SHORTAGES
Posted on 15 April 2019

New government plans that will see landlords unable to evict tenants at short notice, could lead to a lack of locally available rental property, says a Crook estate agency.

Edd Forster, property sales manager at Vickers & Barrass, which handles dozens of lettings across Weardale, was commenting on moves to protect renters from ‘unethical’ landlords and provide them with more long-term security.

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