Farming and Property Bulletin – December 2017

New Farming Rules for Water

From 2nd April 2018 all farmers in England will be required to follow a new set of farming rules for water. The rules will be:

  • Promote good practice in managing fertilisers and manures
  • Encourage land managers to take reasonable precautions to prevent diffuse pollution from runoff or soil erosion
  • Require soil testing at least every 5 years
  • A summary of the new rules can be found below:

December 2017 Bulletin

GRADUATE RURAL SURVEYOR

Adkin is a small friendly team of Chartered Surveyors based in the attractive village of Ardington near Wantage, Oxfordshire. Our work involves all aspects of agricultural, commercial and residential property throughout Southern England for a wide range of clients.

Due to an ever increasing workload, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a graduate Rural Surveyor to join our team. The successful applicant will be hardworking and self-motivated with good attention to detail. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential together with the confidence and ability to work independently or as part of a team.

Adkin will provide full training and support to enable you to become a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers.

This is an opportunity to join a highly respected, friendly and dynamic team with an interesting and varied workload. Good training and career prospects are available for the right candidate. A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered together with the possibility of subsidised housing.

Please send applications with a covering letter enclosing your CV to:

Mrs Emily Ham
Adkin, Orpwood House, School Road,
Ardington, Wantage, Oxon, OX12 8PQ.

If you wish to call to discuss the position in the first instance, please contact Emily on (01235) 434382 or e-mail emily.ham@adkin.co.uk

All applications and enquires will be treated in strictest confidence.

Closing date for applications: Monday 27th November 2017
First interviews to be held 5th/6th December 2017
Second interviews to be held 12th/13th December 2017

Fifty Seventh Annual Hay & Straw Auction – Tuesday 16th January

57th ANNUAL HAY & STRAW AUCTION SALE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THIMBLEBY & SHORLAND

TUESDAY 16TH JANUARY 2018

At 2.30pm

In the Loyd Lindsay Rooms, Ardington, Wantage, Oxon OX12 8PS

In order to ensure the continuity of the Adkin Annual Hay and Straw Sale we will from hereon be operating in conjunction with Thimbleby & Shorland of Reading. We intend to work closely together to maintain this important service.

Entry form

All enquiries to Philip Pocock or Hannah Rickards (01235 862888)

New Master Installed

Julian Sayers was installed as Master of The Worshipful Company of Farmers on 10th October and is looking forward to a busy year ahead whilst representing the agricultural industry in the City of London and further afield.

His theme for the year will be the future for the letting and occupation of farmland as the industry faces an uncertain future outside the European Union which means there is a need for flexibility and resilience.  Those who own land and wish to share occupation will need farmers with the right skills and foresight to take up the opportunities that will exist in the brave new world.

Alongside these discussions he will also be promoting the Company’s ever expanding educational programme thereby inspiring, encouraging and developing excellence in the management of UK Agriculture.

Farming and Property Bulletin – September 2017

Changes to Greening Rules for 2018

The European Commission has published its updated greening rules for 2018:

Plant Protection Products

The complete ban on the use of Plant Protection Products (PPPs) on Ecological Focus Areas (EFAs) and Nitrogen Fixing Crops (NFCs) has been confirmed. The ban will apply to the use of PPP on EFA fallow areas, EFA catch and cover crops and EFA nitrogen fixing crops.  Furthermore the ban is to apply from the time of sowing the crop, even if this date is before the 1st January 2018, through to harvesting.  The ban will also apply to seed dressings.

September 2017 Bulletin

Experienced Graduate/Recently Qualified Rural Surveyor

First established in 1793, Adkin has continually evolved to become one of the most respected and well established rural surveying practices in southern England.  Based in the attractive village of Ardington near Wantage, our work includes all matters relating to agricultural, commercial and residential property. Whilst the majority of our clients are based in central southern England we increasingly act for landowners nationwide. Many of our clients have been with us for generations, something we are very proud of, and a testament to the dedication and expertise of the firm.

Due to an ever increasing workload, an opportunity has arisen for an experienced graduate or recently qualified Rural Surveyor to join our team. The successful applicant will ideally have recently passed their APC or have up to 3 years post qualification experience in a broad range of rural professional work. Experienced graduates will also be considered. They must be hardworking and self-motivated with meticulous attention to detail. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential together with the confidence and ability to work alone or as part of a team. You will be educated to degree level and be either a Member or working towards membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow or Probationer of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers.

This is an opportunity to join a highly respected, friendly and dynamic team with an interesting and varied workload. Good career prospects are available for the right candidate. A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered together with the possibility of subsidised housing.

Please send applications in writing enclosing your CV to:

Mrs Sarah Payne

Adkin, Orpwood House, School Road, Ardington, Wantage, Oxon, OX12 8PQ.

If you wish to call to discuss the position in the first instance, please contact Sarah on (01235) 434383 or e-mail sarah.payne@adkin.co.uk

All applications and enquires will be treated in strictest confidence.

Closing date for applications: Friday 14 July 2017

Senior Rural Surveyor

First established in 1793, Adkin has continually evolved to become one of the most respected and well established rural surveying practices in southern England.  Based in the attractive village of Ardington near Wantage, our work includes all matters relating to agricultural, commercial and residential property. Whilst the majority of our clients are based in central southern England we increasingly act for landowners nationwide. Many of our clients have been with us for generations, something we are very proud of, and a testament to the dedication and expertise of the firm.

We have a team of qualified surveyors, graduates and support staff. Due to an ever increasing workload, an opportunity has arisen for a Senior Rural Surveyor to join us. The successful candidate will ideally have at least 3 years post qualification experience in a broad range of rural professional work, although applicants with greater experience may be considered. You will be hardworking and self-motivated with meticulous attention to detail. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential together with the confidence and ability to work alone or as part of a team. You will be educated to degree level and be a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers.

This is an opportunity to join a forward-thinking, friendly and dynamic team with an interesting and varied workload. Good career prospects are available for the right candidate. A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered.

Please send applications in writing enclosing your CV to:

Mrs Sarah Payne

Adkin, Orpwood House, School Road,

Ardington, Wantage, Oxon, OX12 8PQ.

If you wish to call to discuss the position in the first instance, please contact Sarah on (01235) 434383 or e-mail sarah.payne@adkin.co.uk

All applications and enquires will be treated in strictest confidence.

Closing date for applications: Friday 14 July 2017

 

Adkin Appoints Kerry Holbrook-Bull BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Kerry Holbrook-Bull BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV who joined our Team on the 1st May 2017 as an Associate Director. A West Country dairy farmer’s daughter, Kerry graduated from the Royal Agricultural University in 2007. She is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers and a RICS Registered Valuer.  Kerry will be dealing with a wide range of professional matters and will specialise in rural and commercial property management and landlord and tenant matters.

Farming and Property Bulletin – May 2017

Environmental Impact Assessments

The Environmental Impact Assessment (Agricultural) (England) (no.2) Regulations (2006) will be revised with effect from May 2017.

The regulations aim to protect uncultivated and semi-natural areas from damage caused by agricultural work. Compliance with the Regulations is covered by GAEC 6: Maintenance of Soil Organic Matter of the Cross Compliance rules.

May 2017 Bulletin