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Basic Payment Scheme update

Paper forms have now been made available for farmers and agents to apply for the new Basic Payment Scheme and the deadline has been extended by a month to June 15. The announcement was made after the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) failed to bring the online system up to full functionality in time to meet the application deadline. The online system will only need to be used for registration.  For more information about submitting your claim by June 15 click here.

 
Bedfordshire's 2014 Wild Places Newsletter

As 2014 is drawing to a close, I thought it was time to produce the sixth ‘Wild Places’ newsletter.  This newsletter is produced specifically for owners/managers of wildlife sites in Bedfordshire.  The latest edition includes articles on the Rural Development Programme update, traditional orchards, the forthcoming BSBI Plant Atlas 2020 and more.  I hope you find it interesting.

 
Newly launched National Plant Monitoring Scheme

If you are interested in nature and can identify plants, or are keen to learn then the National Plant Monitoring Scheme may be right for you.  To find out more click here.

 
YouTube video

If you would like to see a YouTube video of the Northants Wildlife Sites officer showing you the process of grassland enhancement from seed collection at the donor site right through to sowing the seeds at the recipient sites, please click here.

 
Vanishing Meadows

Call for the government to save remaining wildlife rich grassland and help landowners halt the decline.  Read more at http://wildlifebcn.org/news

 
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