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The Devon Coppice Group is Forming

Calling all Devonshire coppice workers……There will be an open meeting to launch a Devon group on Thursday 21st of April at 6.45pm at the Fingle Bridge Inn, Drewsteignton, EX6 6PW. If you’d like to come along or can’t come but

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New Coppice Network in East Anglia

On the 4th of October this year, 15 coppice workers in East Anglia got together in Saffron Walden to discuss setting up some sort of coppice group.  It was decided to go ahead and to call the new group the

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Nick Gibbs Returns

The first issue of Living Woods since editor Nick Gibbs was seriously injured last year has just been received by subscribers. Thanks for the amazing messages of support. The aim is to continue publishing the magazine for at least six

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Kent Coppice Workers’ Co-operative Launched

NCFed welcomes the news that the Kent Coppice Workers Co-op was launched in April 2015. With over 50 members already it is living proof that the chestnut coppice industry is stronger than ever. We would like to offer our best

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We have a new website sponsor

We are pleased to announce that we have signed up The Woodsmiths Store as the main sponsor of the NCFed website. The Directors of NCFed were unanimous that the north east based company were a perfect match and completely in sympathy

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Coppicing and Cross Compliance – Goods News!!

NCFed have been seeking clarification since the new DEFRA regulations on Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition standards (GAEC) or Cross Compliance were published, which seemed to suggest that anyone in receipt of EU funding for woodland work would be obliged

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EU consulting on protection of ‘non agricultural products’.

Sussex Trugs may join Champagne and Parmesan cheese if the EU extends ‘geographical indication protection’ beyond the current selection of agricultural products. A wide variety of foodstuffs currently enjoy ‘GIP’ , and the EU is looking to see if other

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