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Local Carbon Solutions (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 1 June 2010 - 11:49am
23rd June 2010 Public Sector Conference, in partnership with EST.  Regen SW and the Energy Saving Trust are holding a "Local Carbon Solutions" conference on 23 June in Bristol.  The event will examine how the public sector, working with business, can rise to the challenge of leading the transition to a low carbon economy and where our focus should be going forward. ...
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South West Tourism Research (News Article)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 1 June 2010 - 11:36am
This month the results include:
  • Latest April ‘How's Business?' research results
  • & Regional Trend Report
  • March ‘How's Business?' research results
  • Climate Change - tourism business survey results
  • ...
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South West Tourism Awards 2010-11 (News Article)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 1 June 2010 - 10:50am
The deadline for the regional South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2010-2011 has been extended to 16th June 2010.  
  • Do you offer a great experience, place to stay, eat in or visit?
  • Have you achieved something special this year?
  • Do you offer outstanding customer service?...
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Making Entry Level Stewardship (ELS) work for you (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 28 May 2010 - 2:32pm
17th June 2010 Free practical on-farm meeting to find out more about the ELS scheme. By kind permission of Simon Hill of Denhay Farms Ltd The meeting will be led by consultant Paul Henman, who is a specialist in ELS applications and implementation, and will demonstrate the financial incentives, and the simple implementation and rewards of this agri-environment scheme. The event is fund...
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UK Biodiversity Indicators (News Article)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 28 May 2010 - 12:43pm
Biodiversity is the variety of individual species, the genetic diversity within species and the range of ecosystems that support them. 18 indicators were agreed in 2007 by the UK Biodiversity Partnership to summarise some of the key priorities for biodiversity in the UK.  The indicators include the population status of key species; plant diversity; the status of priority species, habitat...
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Co-operative Fortnight (News Article)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 27 May 2010 - 10:15am
Co-operators and co-ops around the country are gearing up for the UK’s first official Co-operative Fortnight event, which will take place between June 19th and July 3rd 2010.  This fortnight — aimed at highlighting the scope and relevance of co-operatives in all their forms — is being co-ordinated by Co-operatives UK, and will follow the style and example of Fairtrade Fortnight, wh...
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Plunkett Foundation Annual Seminar and AGM (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 27 May 2010 - 10:01am
9th June 2010 Community Ownership and the Future of Rural Services This one day seminar, hosted by the Plunkett Foundation, will explore: • How and why community-owned enterprises such as community-owned shops are opening in record numbers? • What needs to be done to help other forms of community-owned services to set up and thrive for the long term benefit of thei...
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Social Enterprise Leadership Summer School (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 26 May 2010 - 3:29pm
7th July 2010 3 days - 7-9 July.   An opportunity to learn with like-minded people about a range of topics designed to enhance and develop your leadership skills. Funded by Capacity Builders, sponsored by RISE and delivered by COSMIC, the Summer School is unbeatable value for money. Is it for you? If you work for an organisation with social or environmental aims, with trad...
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8th National Seminar on Common Land and Town and Village Greens (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 25 May 2010 - 5:03pm
1st July 2010 The 2010 Seminar will seek to showcase local examples of good practice, the new opportunities arising through commons councils, financial support such as the Upland Entry Level Scheme. The format will offer delegates an opportunity to raise their own particular issues in the wide range of afternoon workshops and discussions. It will include presentations from commone...
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£730,000 broadband boost for rural communities in the South West (News Article)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 25 May 2010 - 2:56pm
The money - in the form of grant - has been given to communities in Devon, Gloucestershire and Somerset by the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE). The funding aims to help develop and encourage innovative approaches which address gaps in rural broadband coverage. The Devon and Somerset Rural Broadband Project is to get £550,000 for four ‘cluster’ communiti...
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Climate Change Challenges: exploring the links between environment, equality, sustainability and community well-being (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 25 May 2010 - 2:35pm
1st July 2010 With a focus on the environment, equality, sustainability and community wellbeing, this two day conference will explore and debate these issues in a participatory, challenging, and inclusive event: bringing together community psychologists and other psychologists with community activists, along with people from business as well as local and national government to explore ho...
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Trees: The untapped agricultural asset (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 25 May 2010 - 2:02pm
26th October 2010 Organised by South West Rural Update This meeting brings together a number of experts to look at various practical options for combining trees and food production. The event will exam-ine ways of working with both new and established trees to optimise economic, environmental and social benefits.  Speakers include: Jo Smith ~ Organic Research Centre; Stella C...
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Can we farm without subsidy? (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 25 May 2010 - 1:56pm
19th October 2010 Speakers include Peter Kendall and Sean Rickard Business Link are offering this conference FREE to farmers with a local South West Agricultural Holding number. Cost for South West Rural Update members is £50 and for non-members £100.
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Zero Carbon Bristol - is the climate ready for change? (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 25 May 2010 - 1:46pm
29th June 2010 Organised by South West Rural Update As oil prices sore and climate change takes hold Bristol takes the lead working with local communities and the regions farmers to reduce the City’s carbon usage to the lowest possible. Speakers include: David Bishop ~ Bristol City Council; Richard St George ~ Schumacher Society UK; Paul Allen ~ Centre for...
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Succession Academy (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 25 May 2010 - 1:33pm
10th June 2010 Passing on ownership of a farm business can be stressful, whatever the circumstances. To help you and your family make informative decisions regarding the future of the family business South West Rural Update are launching a Succession Academy in conjunction with Fresh Start. Evening workshops will follow the launch covering a range of topics to help you conside...
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Managing acute oak decline (News Article)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 20 May 2010 - 3:08pm
Symptoms of acute oak decline include dark fluid bleeding from splits in the bark on tree trunks, and as affected trees approach death there is a notable deterioration of the canopy, or tree tops, and ‘dieback’ of the branches. The condition can kill a tree in as little as four or five years, and it has been found affecting hundreds of trees across central and south-east England an...
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FCG Business Briefing (News Article)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 20 May 2010 - 2:28pm
Click here to read topical farm management tips and deadline reminders.  This month's topics include: Low milk butterfat at grass; avoiding squatters rights; the importance of writing a will and silage making.
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Conservation: ELS Meeting (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 20 May 2010 - 1:38pm
10th June 2010 This meeting, organised by Natural England, will give you information on how to renew your Entry Level Stewardship (ELS) agreement and ensure you get continuity in your payments. Topics covered: • Applying for a new application pack. • Changes to existing options – many have had some kind of ‘tweak’. • New options available. • Usi...
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Conservation: ELS Meeting (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 20 May 2010 - 1:37pm
9th June 2010 This meeting, organised by Natural England, will give you information on how to renew your Entry Level Stewardship (ELS) agreement and ensure you get continuity in your payments. Topics covered: • Applying for a new application pack. • Changes to existing options – many have had some kind of ‘tweak’. • New options available. • Usin...
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Your best friend - cashflow (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 17 May 2010 - 3:39pm
5th July 2010 Half-day course organised by Torbay Development Agency through their 'take your business to the next level...' programme.  The cost is £10 per head for businesses within Torbay and £20 for those outside Torbay. Contact:  Torbay Development Agency Phone: 01803 208369 ...
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