Lonco Catchment Group sees Countryside Stewardship in action

Enthusiastic members of Lonco Brook farmer’s catchment group spent a pleasant evening on the farm of group Chair Nick Galbraith on 3rd July. They came to view his Countryside Stewardship scheme options and discuss the ins and outs of the scheme with Nick and with Chris Seabridge. Nick has established a practical scheme that contributes to business income, makes the farm look attractive and helps support wildlife and game birds on the land, including English partridge. He explained how the scheme helps his farming business, whilst Chris summarised the do’s and don’ts for successful management of the various options. Members found the evening very useful and will be looking seriously at using the scheme themselves.