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Category Archives: Agriculture

Landowner fined after public attacked by cows

Landowner fined after public attacked by cows


A landowner has been fined after public attacked by cows which resulted in serious injuries.  A fine of £15,000 was imposed after members of the public were seriously injured by cattle while walking along footpaths on the landowner’s estate.

Waste company fined for illegal sewage operation

Waste company fined for illegal sewage operation


Waste company fined for illegal sewage operation at Warminster.  Waste management company Cleansing Services Group Ltd, has been fined more than £72,000 after it treated sewage without a permit, despite knowing that they were acting illegally.

Staying safe near cattle


Recent incidents involving cattle have underlined the potential dangers they pose to walkers, and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued a reminder on how to stay safe near cattle. The HSE, however, is stressing that serious incidents involving cattle and walkers are rare, while reminding both farmers and walkers to do all they […]

Flood and climate-resilience Roadmap


A flood and climate-resilience Roadmap has been published.  The Environment Agency (EA) launched the roadmap setting out practical actions to be taken over the next four years to tackle the growing threat of flooding from rivers, the sea, and surface water as well as coastal erosion. The FCERM Strategy Roadmap builds on existing progress and […]

Urgent need to work with nature


An Environment Agency report highlights an urgent need to work with nature and lays bare the scale of change needed to halt England’s biodiversity and climate crisis. Published in July, the report sets out how significant changes will be needed to how land is used in England, with the need for significant landscape scale interventions […]

Agency downgrading pollution prosecutions


The Guardian has reported that England’s Environment Agency has downgraded 93% of prosecutions for serious pollution over four years, despite recommendations from frontline staff for the perpetrators to face the highest sanction according to a leaked report seen by the paper’s reporters. The EA receives over 100,000 incident reports a year, every one of which […]

Agency prosecutes for angling offences


The Environment Agency has prosecuted two men for angling offences. Wayne Knight of Cosby, Leicester, was fined £220, ordered to pay costs of £135 plus a victim’s surcharge of £34.  Knight admitted fishing without a licence at Mill on the Soar, Sutton Elms, on 1 February 2022. Lester McManus of Leicester, was fined £40, ordered […]

Prosecutions for Livestock Safety Failings


Livestock Risks Two recent prosecutions by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have highlighted the importance of implementing appropriate safety controls when keeping and handling livestock.  Livestock can be unpredictable and due to their size, death or serious injury can result from such accidents. Every year there are deaths and injuries to farmers and other […]

National Food Strategy Published


The first major review of the UK food system in 75 years has been undertaken with Part 1 of the National Food Strategy published on 29 July 2020.  The review was headed by Henry Dimbleby who co-founded the Leon restaurant chain, before going on to become Director of London Union, which runs some of London’s […]

Coronavirus: Keeping children safe on the farm


With the closure of many schools due to the coronavirus situation, the Health and Safety Executive has requested that the farming community be extra vigilant on keeping children safe who may be at home on farms. Chilren are likely to be at home for some time with the closure of schools across the country in response […]

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