Following the extraordinary NFU Council meeting on 1st July, the organisation made a commitment that all members would be able to have a say on the impact of Brexit and the development of a domestic farming policy in a future outside the EU.
This August and September the NFU will lead the biggest consultation about the industry’s future in its 108-year history and we urge you to take part.
Meetings scheduled in the North West are as follows.
Tuesday 23 August
Samlesbury Hotel, Preston New Road, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 0UL
7.30pm start in the Canberra Suite (President Meurig Raymond will be in attendance)
Wednesday 24 August
Café Ambio, J36 Rural Auction Centre, Crooklands, Kendal, LA7 7FP
11am start until approximately 1pm (President Meurig Raymond will be in attendance)
Wednesday 24 August
Stoneybeck Inn, Bowscar, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 8RP
7.30pm start in the Ullswater Suite (President Meurig Raymond will be in attendance)
Wednesday 7 September
Waterstone Suite, Macdonald Portal Premier Golf & Country Club, Forest Road, Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 0JA
7.30pm start (Deputy President Minette Batters will be in attendance)
There are two alternative methods for you to submit your views.
Firstly, between 22nd August and 14th September, members can also access the consultation paper and submit their response via the member’s area of NFU Online. Please note that to use this facility you will need your regular log in details. Should you not remember them they can be obtained by contacting NFU CallFirst on 0370 845 8458.
Secondly, members can also be sent a copy of the consultation and response paper by post. Should you wish to receive your copy this way then, again, please contact NFU CallFirst on 0370 845 8458 and return before 14th September.
NFU President Meurig Raymond said: “Currently there are lots of uncertainties for farming – trade agreements, labour, financial support, legislation are all up in the air. But, the NFU is committed to providing this industry with leadership and to use its significant influence, with the backing of its membership, to ensure a profitable, productive and sustainable future for farming. I look forward to receiving your views.”
- In order to help the NFU North West team plan for numbers at the above events, please could you let us know if you wish to attend an event by calling Diane Swift on 01695 554900 or email ZGlhbmUuc3dpZnRAbmZ1Lm9yZy51aw==