AGM and conference 2nd March 2018 - CANCELLED

Federation of Cumbria Commoners AGM and Conference is cancelled

We have just heard that Gavin Ross, our speaker from Defra is unable to travel to Cumbria due to the snow. Therefore we have decided to cancel our AGM and conference scheduled for this Friday 2nd March. We plan to reschedule the AGM to a later date.


We hope that your farm is not too badly affected by the snow.






You are cordially invited to our Annual General Meeting and conference on Friday March 2nd, 2.00 - 4.00 pm, Caldbeck Room Newton Rigg

After a short AGM we will be look at the Future for common land and fell farming post Brexit

Gavin Ross, Head of Environment Land Management, Defra will give us insights into the Agriculture Command Paper  that will go out for consultation this spring.

He will update us on Defra's thinking on the future of farm support and the piloting of new support schemes on commons. These may be introduced from 2022. There will be the opportunity for Q & A session and we would like to find out if commoners in Cumbria would like to take part in the pilots.

There will be a brief update on progress towards establishing a commons council for Cumbria with Northumberland.

For more information of to book your place, please contact Viv Lewis 07748185049