Avian Flu

An Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) has been declared across Great Britain effective from 5pm on 3 November 2021. The AIPZ means all bird keepers in Great Britain (whether they have pet birds, commercial flocks or just a few birds in a backyard flock) are required by law to take a range of biosecurity precautions.
To see what precautions you must take please click here

Information on ELMS and FIPL

Changes in Farming: ELMS and FIPL

The UK Government is introducing the Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS) later this year. To quote the Government:

“The Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme is the centrepiece of the Government’s new approach to farm support, as well as being key to delivering its environmental ambitions. Over the next seven years, the new scheme will be piloted and then fully introduced, while EU-style direct payments will be phased out”

There is a great deal of information and discussion on ELMS available on the internet. Some useful starting points are:





In addition to ELMS, the Farming In Protected Landscapes (FIPL) grant scheme has been launched. To quote the Dartmoor National Park Authority:

Farming in Protected Landscapes is a grant scheme for farmers and land managers in National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs).

The programme, developed by Defra, and delivered locally through Dartmoor National Park Authority, supports farmers and land managers in carrying out projects that support the natural environment, mitigate the impacts of climate change, provide public access opportunities or support nature-friendly, sustainable farm businesses.

The programme runs from July 2021 until March 2024 and the funding is front loaded available in 2021 than in remaining years.


More information on FIPL can be found at:






Ash Dieback Advice

If you are concerned about Ash Dieback, you may find this a useful source of information:




Free Introductory Course on Climate Change: Solutions

Information on a free introductory course entitled Climate Change: Solutions can be found here

The Parish Council is posting this item for information but has no direct experience of the course or its content


Draft Resource and Waste Management Strategy for Devon and Torbay

A draft of the Devon and Torbay Resource and Waste Management Strategy is now available. The report can be accessed here. Feedback on the strategy can be given via an online survey: this can be accessed using the same link. The consultation period is open until the 14th April 2021.