Natural England recognises the severe problems faced by livestock farmers as a result of freezing weather conditions and has announced steps today to make it easier for them to feed their animals.
Farmers in agri-environment schemes which normally impose restrictions on supplementary feeding will now be able to give their livestock additional feed to help maintain animal welfare during the cold period. This is a temporary relaxation and takes immediate effect for the duration of the severe cold weather.
Cumbria intends to submit a bid for World Heritage Status and the draft nomination document will be available online at the end of September. Four weeks on from publishing the draft online the Lake District World Heritage Project team will hold an open meeting in Kendal on the afternoon of the 26th October to explain the document in more detail and give people an opportunity to talk to some of the team who have put it together over the last 2 years.