8th July 2022

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Rural Rap

KENT

FARM FIRE
Tyre fire at Arnold Farm at Leeds near Maidstone

SUMMER ROAD TRAFFIC MEASURES

Operation Brock is Back! Operation Brock returns to the M20 between Ashford and Maidstone for the summer holidays

SOLAR OPPOSITION
Villagers campaign against 184 acres Sheepwash Solar Farm in Marden and Collier Street

NATIONAL

LEADERSHIP WOES AND LIFE AFTER BORIS’S RESIGNATION 
Boris Johnson’s resignation view from Tim Bonner CLA on the role of rural communities in the next election

BACK TO SCHOOL GRANT
RABI announces return to school grant for farming families to help deal with rising costs

THREE YEAR GAMEBIRD STUDY ANNOUNCED
Starting this summer, Defra, Natural England and the Animal and Plant Health Agency announce three-year Gamebird research programme

SHOOTING QUALIFICATIONS
BASC launches new qualifications card to help overcome a range of issues

AG TRAILER HARVEST WARNING
DVSA to tighten harvest enforcement of ag trailer road rules

EU CAGE BAN CALL
Cruelty on continental pig farms supplying UK supermarkets – EU urged to ban caged farming systems

AND FINALLY…..HEATWAVE WARNING UK heatwave – temperatures set to hit low 30s and heat health alert issued

Kent County Show - 8, 9 & 10 July

The Kent County Show is back

9am to 5pm daily
The Kent Showground, Detling ME14 3JF

Tickets currently available online at www.kcas.org.uk

Children go free.  Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome.

FARM WALK & EMSDEN TROPHY PRESENTATION 2022 - Hosted by CLA South East & sponsored by BTF Partnership

Thursday 14 July 2022

Farm walk, trophy presentation and networking.

Laurence J Betts Ltd, Church Farm, ME19 5NZ

Free to attend and for more information or to book call the CLA South East office on 01264 313434 or email southeast@cla.org.uk

Kent Wine Weekend Comes to Maidstone - Saturday 16 July 2022

New one day festival to showcase Kent Wine producers in the heart of Maidstone 

Wine to taste and buy from a range of the county’s finest vineyards.

Sessions House, County Hall, Maidstone

Tickets £15 which are redeemable against purchases for more details visit

www.thewineweekend.co.uk

Weald of Kent Ploughing Match - Saturday 17th September 2022

Gates open 9am to 5pm
New Barn Farm, New Barn Road, Hawkenbury, Kent, TN12 0ED

Come and enjoy ploughing, farmer’s market, trade stands, main arena displays, gymkhana, dog agility, clay shoot and much more.

Open to trade bookings now.

Tickets £7.50 in advance or on gate and under 12’s free. www.wkpma.co.uk

Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome.

The National Fruit Show - Wednesday 2 & Thursday 3 November 2022

Free to enter register online.

Kent County Showground, Detling ME14 3JF

Cider competition now open – nominate your favourites online plus details about how to enter, trade stand bookings, dinner tickets and news about the education programme.

https://nationalfruitshow.org.uk

 

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