The Countryside Code

No Bonfires or BBQsNatural England has updated the Countryside Code.

It now includes ‘don’t have BBQs or fires‘ as well as ‘check what facilities are open‘ and ‘obey social distancing measures‘.
Whether you’re enjoying our countryside as a walker, cyclist or horse rider, please follow the Countryside Code in order to respect others and protect our natural environment…and have a BBQ at home!

The Countryside Code:

Respect other people

  • Consider the local community and other people enjoying the outdoors
  • Park carefully so access to gateways and driveways are clear
  • Leave gates and property as you find them
  • Follow paths but give way to others where it’s narrow

Protect the natural environment

  • Leave no trace of your visit, take all your litter home
  • Don’t have BBQs or fires
  • Keep dogs under effective control*
  • Dog poo – bag it and bin it

Enjoy the outdoors

  • Plan ahead, check what facilities are open, be prepared
  • Follow advice and local signs and obey social distancing measures

* Dogs: A local note –

  • Dogs can disturb farm animals, people and wild life. By law your dog has to have a short lead in the country side.
  • If you’re on a public foot path your dog can have no lead only if he’s under control.
  • If your dog scares or injures a farmer’s animal they are entitled to shoot it if they want.
  • If you’re being chased by the farmer’s animals, let your dog off; don’t protect it.
  • Make sure your dog does not disturb nesting birds.
  • By law and for safety, clear up dog poo because it carries disease. 
  • Do NOT hang bags of poo on fences, gates, trees or bushes.  You take it to the nearest bin.
  • Please follow the code and please, keep your dog under control.  Thank you 🙂

The Countryside Code

Assistance for Dairy Farmers

Photo by Emma HouseThe Dairy Response Fund 2020 is to provide support to eligible dairy farmers in England who produce cows’ milk. They can apply for a one-off payment. It opened on 19th June for those eligible to apply for up to £10,000 of financial support following the coronavirus outbreak.
To be eligible for support from the fund, farmers in England need to demonstrate that they have suffered a reduction in the average price paid for their milk of 25% or more in April 2020 when compared with February 2020.
Qualifying farmers are entitled to up to £10,000 each to cover 70% of their losses across April and May incurred as a result of a drop in price, following a reduced demand for milk with the closure of restaurants, bars, and cafes in recent months.
This financial support is to help farmers maintain production capacity and sustain their business without impacts on animal welfare.
Farmers will be able to apply for a single payment from the fund, which will be paid out from 6th July. Applications can be submitted directly to the Rural Payments Agency (RPA).

The deadline for applications  is 14th August.

For more Government Guidance and Regulation re: Dairy and Milk Production – Click HERE.

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The White Lion’s Specials This Weekend

The White Lion, BroadwindsorWe’re all excited with the news that the pubs can reopen next month. 🙂 We await Spike and Vikki’s announcement once they have communicated with Palmer’s and tell us whether we have to book ourselves into the pub by appointment!
While we wait, Vikki continues to be busy in the kitchen and offers the following specials in addition to their Takeaway menu Friday and Saturday nights:

  • Florentine Fishcakes (Smoked Haddock & Spinach) with Chips £8.00
  • Chicken Balti Pasty with Chips £8.00
  • Homemade Steak & Stilton Pie with Mash £8.50
  • Homemade Cauliflower Cheese with a Hot Baguette £5.50
  • Don’t forget your Sunday lunch either!
    Roast Beef or turkey with all the trimmings £8.50

* Please telephone with your order the night before *

White Lion Takeaway May 2020