Force Majeure on capital work for Stewardship

Pan mixer

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Near Colchester
I have a couple of agreements with NE for CS.

Almost all the capital work is hedge planting.

The first agreement began January 20 but I received no confirmation until March 20 and could not proceed with the planting plan that year because of the lateness of that.

That left me last winter and this autumn to finish the scheme which was a tall order.

Then along came Covid which meant that none of the people who had planned to help with the planting could come along.

Then I had cancer diagnosed and wasn't fit enough to do much planting last winter.

Any chance to get an extension from NE do you think?

I have a second CS agreement with more hedge planting one year behind the other, I haven't time to look at that one yet and the same problem will arise.
 

Bongodog

Member
What can you do but try ? You might not succeed but the people at NE will surely love you for keeping them in employment. At least 6 months of case meetings both online and on site (on site involving mileage expenses and lunches out. They will spend more than the grant just talking about you.
 

texelburger

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Herefordshire
We are doing a bit of Stewardship and won't complete some of the capital work within the two year framework due to Covid and getting hold of materials.The person who has helped us with the paperwork said that NE are thinking about extending the deadline due to the reasons mentioned above.
 

Muddyroads

Member
NFFN Member
Location
Exeter, Devon
We have CS agreements on 2 different holdings, 1 started in 2018 and 1 in 2019. We were offered an extension to the capital works deadline for the first block last year and the second one this autumn, didn’t even have to apply. Are there different rules for this in different parts of the country?
 

Chae1

Member
Location
Aberdeenshire
I have a couple of agreements with NE for CS.

Almost all the capital work is hedge planting.

The first agreement began January 20 but I received no confirmation until March 20 and could not proceed with the planting plan that year because of the lateness of that.

That left me last winter and this autumn to finish the scheme which was a tall order.

Then along came Covid which meant that none of the people who had planned to help with the planting could come along.

Then I had cancer diagnosed and wasn't fit enough to do much planting last winter.

Any chance to get an extension from NE do you think?

I have a second CS agreement with more hedge planting one year behind the other, I haven't time to look at that one yet and the same problem will arise.
I think they would accept it. We are in Scotland, but I had a stroke and got a extension to a deadline by officer at department of agriculture.
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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