Julian Sayers hosted the 25th Anniversary Dinner for the Rural Youth Trust in his capacity as Chairman of Trustees in the presence of Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal at The Farmers Club last week. The event provided an opportunity to celebrate the work of the Trust since its inception in 1991 including the awarding of over 480 grants to rural youth organisations throughout England and Wales to thank those who were instrumental in establishing the Charity and to seek to increase the Trust’s present capital reserves during the Anniversary year.
Julian Sayers has recently been elected as the Senior Warden of The Worshipful Company of Farmers after completing a successful year as the Junior Warden and Chairman of the Farmers & Fletchers Hall Board. He will continue to promote the agricultural industry within the City and support the Master, particularly with the Company’s education programmes.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Oliver Hauxwell BSc (Hons) and Hannah Rickards BSc (Hons) to the expanding Adkin team.
Oliver graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 2008 with an Honours Degree in Agriculture and has spent the last six years working as an agronomist in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. He is both BASIS and FACTS qualified. He will be dealing with a wide range of professional matters and is working towards becoming both a Chartered Surveyor and a Fellow of the CAAV.
Hannah grew up locally before moving to Guernsey eleven years ago with her family. She has just completed her degree in Rural Land Management from the Royal Agricultural University and is working towards becoming a qualified Chartered Surveyor and a Fellow of the CAAV. Her hobbies include singing with the Wantage Choral Society and sailing and is a RYA Senior Instructor and teaches sailing.
In conjunction with Thimbleby & Shorland
Sale by auction of a Combine, Tractors, Farm Machinery & Implements
For R M Benson and Son
Home Farm, Nuneham Courtenay, Oxfordshire, OX44 9PQ
On Tuesday 27th September 2016
For further information
please contact Chris Boreham
on 07760 888 543 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Adkin are delighted to announce the promotion of Christine Thomas and Jenna Wald to the position of Senior Surveyor to reflect their hard work and increased responsibilities within the business.
Sale by Auction of Tractors, Farm Machinery & Equipment
for The Executors of Miss A Bowditch
Church Farm, Little Wittenham, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4RD
Tuesday 26th April 2016
in conjunction with
Thimbleby & Shorland
Woodland Creation Grants
The window for Woodland Creation grants under the new Countryside Stewardship has now opened for applications. This is a standalone grant under the main Countryside Stewardship scheme which provides a one-off payment towards the cost of supplying and planting trees and associated items, such as fencing, required to create a woodland. The grant is competitive and applications will be scored and accepted subject to the available budget. The application window is open until 31st March 2016. Successful applicants will be issued an agreement from July 2016 onwards.
Following one of our strongest years to date Adkin have continued to increase our share of Agency instructions across all sectors.
Including farms, estates, residential property, development sites and amenity land we have transacted in excess of 4,700 acres and £67m of assets.
Our recently produced Agency Review provides an insight into some of the transactions we have been involved in over the past year, download your copy here.
With the first year of the Basic Payment Scheme over and with the first Countryside Stewardship Schemes starting we look towards 2016 to examine the changes for this year and the requirements of the application process for each Scheme.
Basic Payment Scheme 2016 – Mapping
The RPA should be making a Land Viewer available in February on the Rural Payments online system which should allow digital maps and aerial photography of farmers land to be viewed online. Unlike 2015, it will not be possible to edit land online. An RLE1 form will still need to be used for that. It should however be possible to transfer land online.